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  • n  the condition in which an organism has two or more cell populations that differ in genetic makeup

  • From what they have slowly and painstakingly pieced together about mosaicism in female cells, medical geneticists are getting a better understanding of several inherited .
  • Whether or not the speculation proves correct, the genetic mosaicism reflected in red blood cells definitely gives women an inherent advantage over men.
  • Applying the Lyon hypothesis to women, geneticists at California's City of Hope have shown mosaicism in women who suffer from a form of Mediterranean anemia.

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