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Old 01-26-03, 11:56 PM   #19 (permalink)
Join Date: Apr-2002
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This picture is of a case that has been linked to a specific mutation in the "Kit" gene (I think that was the name, I don't have the book with me right now)...both the mouse and the baby have that same mutation, hence the similarity in the pattern of the marks...I'm not sure what contributes to people having small/medium patches in "random" places on their bodies, but I do believe that it's a separate phenomenon. I don't think people in that case have any problems with the side effects associated with the Kit gene gut/ear malformations, sterility, etc...
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