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NY Times article - DNA Double Take

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by ahimsa, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. ahimsa

    ahimsa Senior Member

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    Link to a NY Times article multiple genomes being found more and more often in a single person:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/17/science/dna-double-take.html

    A short extract:
     
  2. leela

    leela Slow But Hopeful

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    Thanks, Ahimsa. Science slowly catches up with Reality :whistle:
     
  3. xchocoholic

    xchocoholic Senior Member

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    This gives a whole new meaning to multiple personality disorder. ; )

    So does this mean that as the youngest of 5 children, I could have dna from each of my siblings ?

    I wonder how else our dna are affected.

    Interesting research. Tx for posting this. X
     
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    This finding gives great comfort to Gemini's everywhere.
     
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    re "Later studies added support to the idea that cancer is a result of mutations in specific cells." - this actually may not be so, say the very latest studies :) In fact many genetic mutations found in various diseases may well turn out to be false positives (ie not linked to pathology at all). Wait and see ...

     
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    Question nummer one; in the case of Y chromosomes in women, do these cells have 2 X and one Y or 1 X and one Y
     

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