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This study aims to define the landscape of somatic mutations in sun exposed human skin by deep sequencing, analyse their frequency and use the data to infer the effect of mutations on proliferating cell behaviour. The frequency of each mutation will reflect the size of the clone of cells in the tissue sample. By analyzing small samples, clones with as few as 100 cells will be detectable. Allele frequency distributions for each mutation will be used to infer cell fate using published methods (Klein et al. 2010). This study will shed unprecedented light on the early clonal events that lead to the emergence of cancer.

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Dataset ID Description Technology Samples
EGAD00001000825 Illumina HiSeq 2000 454
Publications Citations
Tumor evolution. High burden and pervasive positive selection of somatic mutations in normal human skin.
Science 348: 2015 880-886
Measuring the distribution of fitness effects in somatic evolution by combining clonal dynamics with dN/dS ratios.
Elife 9: 2020 e48714