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  • n. The presence of a small number of cells in an organism that are genetically different from those of the organism itself; typically transmitted between a mother and fetus


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  • In fact, recent research in microchimerism carves lots of interesting philosophical room for what our notion of the “self” is when what we are made of isn’t really us in a classically biological sense.

    Poet Memoirists : Rigoberto González : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • “Things like blood transfusions or organ transplants can also produce microchimerism in a recipient.”

    Spider Bones

  • With microchimerism only a small portion of the body has a distinct cell line.

    Spider Bones

  • A scientific explanation for "mother's intuition":The phenomena sic is called “human microchimerism”.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • Fetal microchimerism, the decades long, post-partum persistence of fetal cells in the mother is a relatively recent discovery.

    Shimmering Chimeras

  • Some researchers believe this difference might explain at least some of the sex-bias in autoimmune disease. microchimerism, the presence of someone else's cells in your body.

    Slate Magazine

  • New research shows how this fetal microchimerism may affect long-term health

    Scientific American

  • The jury is still out on the effects of microchimerism-or if there's an effect at all.

    Scientific American

  • This image, based on medical imaging and computer rendering by the Visual MD, shows the interconnectedness of mother and baby, revealing the many opportunities for fetal cells to pass into the mother. fetal microchimerism first explored the cells 'role in autoimmune diseases, which are much more common in women.

    Scientific American


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