Male DNA Commonly Found in Women’s Brains

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Via ScienceDaily:

Male DNA is commonly found in the brains of women, most likely derived from prior pregnancy with a male fetus, according to first-of-its-kind research conducted at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. While the medical implications of male DNA and male cells in the brain are unknown, studies of other kinds of microchimerism — the harboring of genetic material and cells that were exchanged between fetus and mother during pregnancy — have linked the phenomenon to autoimmune diseases and cancer, sometimes for better and other times for worse.

The study findings are published Sept. 26 in PLOS ONE. Lead author William F. N. Chan, Ph.D., in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Alberta, conducted the research while working in the Hutchinson Center laboratory of J. Lee Nelson, M.D., a member of the Center’s Clinical Research Division and a leading international authority on microchimerism. Nelson is senior author on the paper.

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  • http://twitter.com/DeadLeaFMoth MonteBeckett

    [/insert insensitive sexist comeback here]

  • http://twitter.com/DeadLeaFMoth MonteBeckett

    [/insert insensitive sexist comeback here]

    • Matt Staggs

      [/chuckle good-naturedly, point commenter to 'Not what you think' tag]

    • Matt Staggs

      [/chuckle good-naturedly, point commenter to 'Not what you think' tag]

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    well that was money well spent

    • Andrew

      They’re just exchange tickets.  There’s no lack of them.

      • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

        tell that to the poor, homeless & hungry

        • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

          If they only had enough money for a laser color copier…

        • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

          If they only had enough money for a laser color copier…

        • Andrew

          Dear poor, homeless & hungry:

          Our country has more than enough money to feed you.

          Sincerely,
          Andrew

          • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

            they’re not reading this you moron troll
            go to a street corner on Phnom Penh
            and say it and see what happens

          • Andrew

            I don’t have enough exchange tickets to go to Phnom Penh.

          • Andrew

            I take that back.  I checked the price of a flight, and I do have enough exchange tickets.  So perhaps I will go there some day.

            Anyway, the fact that the homeless and hungry don’t have enough food or shelter doesn’t change the facts that 1) enough food and shelter exists, 2) the bottom line reason they don’t have that food or shelter is not that they don’t have enough money but that our civilization won’t let them have those things unless they have money to exchange for them, and 3) the study didn’t take the food from anyone’s mouth or prevent food from getting to anybody.

            Money is a psy-op.

  • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

    It may be hard to swallow, but I’ve come to the conclusion that choking back the urge to go down the comedic low road on this one is an even stiffer proposition than refraining from seedy comments on the “Chinese Sperm Extractor” article.

  • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

    It may be hard to swallow, but I’ve come to the conclusion that choking back the urge to go down the comedic low road on this one is an even stiffer proposition than refraining from seedy comments on the “Chinese Sperm Extractor” article.

    • Calypso_1

      That article wasn’t as penetrating as this one, so you certainly can’t be faulted for not being able to take it all in without expressing your humorous insight.   
       

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