Some very fascinating stuff going on this week with pregnancy medical news! Did you know your son’s DNA can be found in your brain – years after giving birth? There’s also a new test that checks the likelihood of miscarriage with incredible accuracy.
And this week’s news doesn’t end there! Find out what other breakthroughs in pregnancy medical news were reported this past week.
Son's DNA Shows Up in Mom's Brain, Even Years Later
Recent findings show that fetal cells migrate to the brains of mothers. Nearly two-thirds of women in the study had traces of the male Y-chromosome in multiple regions of their brains. Scientists specifically tested for male DNA, as detecting female DNA from a daughter in a mother's brain would have been more difficult. Further studies are underway to determine what – if anything – this could mean medically.
Source: Live Science
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