Somatic mosaicism: a cause for unexplained cases of FAP?

Tuohy, Thérèse M.; Burt, Randall W.
January 2008
Gut;Jan2008, Vol. 57 Issue 1, p10
Academic Journal
The article reports on a cause for unexplained familial adenomatous polyposis coli (FAP). It focuses on somatic mosaicism as it is increasingly recognized to be a phenomenon characterized by two populations of cells but differ genetically in the same individual. Somatic mosaicism could be present in about 20% sporadic cases.


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