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Chimerism

It's a rare condition called chimerism, with only 30 documented cases worldwide. In Greek mythology, "chimera" means a monster: part goat, part lion, part snake.

In human biology, a chimera is an organism with at least two genetically distinct types of cells -- or, in other words, someone meant to be a twin. But while in the mother's w..b, two fertilized eggs fuse, becoming one fetus that carries two distinct genetic codes -- two separate strands of DNA.

The twin is invisible, but for chimeras the twin lives microscopically inside the body as DNA.

The condition was discovered in the US when a mother was found to have DNA which was completely distinct from that of her children resulting in her nearly losing them.

http://abcnews.go.com/Primetime/story?id=2315693#.T3JUGtUfxqM

abs:
April fool?

Andrea:
Nope it its true Abs.

Going over to the pub?  8)-)))

puglove:

--- Quote from: Andrea on April 01, 2012, 10:48:12 PM ---Nope it its true Abs.

Going over to the pub?  8)-)))

--- End quote ---

Yes, come on, Abs. We've got that cherry stuff you like!

abs:
Ooooh, sorry, went to watch a movie.  8)><(

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