2008 National DNA Day Online Chatroom Transcript
This is just one question from an archive of the National DNA Day Moderated Chat held in April 2008. The NHGRI Director and many genomics experts from across NHGRI took questions from students, teachers and the general public on topics ranging from basic genomic research, to the genetic basis of disease, to ethical questions about genetic privacy.
Scientific American says there is evidence of foreign populations of maternal cells residing in us and, in the case of mothers, their children's cells integrated in their bodies. What new research is being done on this? What possible applications are there to understand autoimmune disorders?