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Graft and Host, Together Forever

Thomas E. Starzl pioneered organ transplantation with antirejection drugs--an approach he hopes to end through a phenomenon called microchimerism

February 1, 2007 — Marguerite Holloway

Your Cells Are My Cells

Many, perhaps all, people harbor a small number of cells from genetically different individuals--from their mothers and, for women who have been pregnant, from their children. What in the world do these foreigners do in the body?

February 1, 2008 — J. Lee Nelson

All in the Family

Paternity shocker: marmoset twins pass on each other's genes

July 1, 2007 — Christine Soares

Genetic Chimeras: Are You Your Own Twin?

This weeks post is a guest post from the wonderful E.E. Giorgi of Chimera blog I AM MY MOTHER'S CHIMERA. CHANCES ARE, SO ARE YOU For years now the concept of a "genetic chimera" has sparked the imagination of writers: the idea that an individual could harbor his/her own twin is creepy and intriguing at the [...]

April 13, 2014 — S.E. Gould

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