Fetal cells live on in their mothers…..

This post goes out to my Biology students in particular, as we are currently studying about how cells are regulated in the body.  This article in Scientific American talks about a new study currently going on, in which cells were found in women that were distinctly not their own, but were in fact cells from their children!

“We all consider our bodies to be our own unique being, so the notion that we may harbor cells from other people in our bodies seems strange.”  Because these are embryonic cells, they are also stem cells, possessing the ability to differentiate into other cells in the body.

Read the rest of the article from Scientific American here.

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