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For example, a pivotal 2012 study by Harvard geneticist Christopher Walsh and his colleagues uncovered evidence that somatic mutations were the root cause of some forms of epilepsy.

They concluded that the somatic changes in DNA that create a mosaic accumulate “slowly but inexorably with age in the normal human brain.”

This process is known as somatic cell nuclear transfer, and it’s how Kurt the horse was born, as well as Dolly the sheep.

So, compassion for patients can reduce symptoms of depression, reduce symptoms of anxiety, reduce emotional distress associated with somatic illnesses like having cancer.

Slicing somatic cells, however, which include all cells aside from sperm and egg cells, would only affect the individual being treated.

And 44 years down the line I still get that… I still get that very strange, bodily, somatic thing.

They have all kinds of somatic pains, body pains that come and go.

Thomas attributed her knowledge of the body to years of dancing and studying somatic experience, or trauma healing.

The outer or somatic wall of the plates retains its previous simple constitution.

In the rudimentary outgrowth to form the limbs the mesoblast cells of the somatic layer are crowded in an especially dense manner.

It is probable also, though this point is less certain, that the skeleton would be derived from the somatic layer.

The diverticula from the alimentary cavity form the water-vascular system and the somatic and splanchnic layers of mesoblast.

In the appendage-bearing segments the somatic layer is continued up into the appendages.


On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to somatic, such as: actual, animal, carnal, corporal, corporeal, and fleshly.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.