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Scientists Discover Children’s Cells Living in Mothers’ Brains: Scientific American December 6, 2012

Posted by sandyclaus in History of Medicine.
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It is remarkable that it is so common for cells from one individual to integrate into the tissues of another distinct person. We are accustomed to thinking of ourselves as singular autonomous individuals, and these foreign cells seem to belie that notion, and suggest that most people carry remnants of other individuals. As remarkable as this may be, stunning results from a new study show that cells from other individuals are also found in the brain.

via Scientists Discover Children’s Cells Living in Mothers’ Brains: Scientific American.

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