a condition in which an organism or part is composed of two or more genetically distinct tissues owing to experimental manipulation or to faulty distribution of genetic material during mitosis.
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How to use mosaicism in a sentence
While it’s still too early to say how mosaic gene mutations in the brain might influence schizophrenia, there’s a growing list of brain conditions where mosaicism really does seem to have a role.
The woman’s doctors were unsure whether her mosaicism was a factor in her psychiatric disorder.
There’s a growing list of brain conditions where mosaicism really does seem to have a role.
They devised a plan to look for different mechanisms for mosaicism using the same set of brain samples.
Not too long after the UCSD team published its paper about mosaicism in the brain, Gage had struck upon another phenomenon that could explain how genetic diversity arises in the nervous system.