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Male Microchimerism in the Human Female Brain

  • William F. N. Chan mail,

    fchan@ualberta.ca

    Affiliation: Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

    Current address: Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  • Cécile Gurnot,

    Affiliation: Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Thomas J. Montine,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Joshua A. Sonnen,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Katherine A. Guthrie,

    Affiliation: Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • J. Lee Nelson

    Affiliations: Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Division of Rheumatology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Published: September 26, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045592

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Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 28 Sep 2012 at 21:58 GMT

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Publication: Discover Magazine 80Beats
Title: “How Does Male DNA Get Into a Woman's Brain? | 80beats | Discover Magazine”
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Title: “Many female brains contain male DNA | Fox News”
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Title: “Son's DNA Shows Up In Mom's Brain, New Findings Reveal”
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Publication: International Science Times
Title: “Son's DNA Ends Up In Mom's Brain, Study Finds - International Science Times”
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Title: “Your baby could be leaving DNA in your brain”
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Publication: Jezebel
Title: “Sons Are Leaving Fetal Cells All Up in Their Moms' Brains, Which May Be Really Good or Really Bad”
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Publication: Live Science
Title: “Son's DNA Shows Up in Mom's Brain | Fetal Cells & Brain Disorders | LiveScience”
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Publication: Los Angeles Times Booster Shots blog
Title: “Some women actually have men on the brain - latimes.com”
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Publication: New Scientist
Title: “Son's DNA found inside mother's brain - health - 27 September 2012 - New Scientist”
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Publication: Nine MSN
Title: “Male DNA found in women's brains”
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Publication: Popular Science
Title: “After Pregnancy, Many Women Have Bits Of Male DNA In Their Brains | Popular Science”
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Publication: The Atlantic
Title: “Study: Having a Male Child Leaves Male DNA in Women's Brains - James Hamblin - The Atlantic”
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Title: “Male DNA Found In Female Brains For First Time - Health News - redOrbit”
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Title: “Male DNA found in women's brains - Science - News - The Independent”
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Publication: The Seattle Times
Title: “Leftover DNA from sons may alter their mothers' brains, study says | Health | The Seattle Times”
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Publication: Newsday
Title: “Some Women's Brains Contain Male DNA: Study”
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Publication: Newser
Title: “Moms Can Carry Sons' DNA in Brains for Years - New study finds first evidence of phenomenon in humans”
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Publication: The Telegraph
Title: “Male DNA in women's brains could protect against Alzheimer's - Telegraph”
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Publication: The Times of India
Title: “Male DNA in women's brains could protect against Alzheimer's - Times Of India”
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Publication: The Vancouver Sun
Title: “Male DNA discovered inside female brain”
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Publication: Top News United States
Title: “Presence of Male DNA in Women's Brain can have Positive and Negative effects | TopNews United States”
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Title: “Bearing Sons Can Change the Mind - Truthdig”
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Publication: Mail Online
Title: “Seattle cancer study: DNA can pass into woman's body from foetus before reaching brain | Mail Online”
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Title: “Part Man, All Woman: Scientists Find Male DNA in Women's Brains : Science/Tech : Medical Daily”
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Title: “Women's Brains Contain Male DNA”
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Publication: MyNorthwest.com
Title: “Mom gets DNA from you in 'reverse inheritance' - Seattle News - MyNorthwest.com”
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Publication: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Title: “Men on the mind: Study finds male DNA in women's brains”
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Publication: Hollywood Life
Title: “Unborn Baby Boys Can Pass DNA To Their Moms - Study - Hollywood Life”
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Publication: BabyCenter
Title: “Your son's DNA might be in your brain -- protecting you! | BabyCenter Blog”
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Publication: BuzzFeed
Title: “Male DNA Might Get In Women's Brains And Protect Them From Alzheimer's”
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Publication: Calgary Herald
Title: “Male DNA found for first time in female brains”
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Publication: Counsel & Heal
Title: “Presence of Male DNA in Women's Brain is Common: Study : Health : Counsel & Heal”
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Publication: DoubleX Science
Title: “Double X Science: Are your children always on your mind? They may be IN your mind”
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Publication: Everyday Health
Title: “Study Finds Son's DNA in Women's Brains - Women's Health Center - Everyday Health”
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Publication: Examiner.com
Title: “Fetal DNA may be a new clue to Alzheimer's in women (Video) - Birmingham science news | Examiner.com”
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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 05 Oct 2012 at 20:00 GMT

The following articled represent some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Science News
Title: “Male DNA Found In Female Brains - Science News”
http://www.sciencenews.or...

Publication: Sky News Australia
Title: “Sky News: Women with men on the mind”
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Publication: Health Day News
Title: “Some Women's Brains Contain Male DNA: Study”
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Publication: CBS Seattle
Title: “Researchers: Having Male Children Leaves Male DNA In Female Brains - CBS Seattle”
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Publication: Daily Mail
Title: “Seattle cancer study: DNA can pass into woman's body from foetus before reaching brain | Mail Online”
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RE: RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 12 Oct 2012 at 21:58 GMT

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Publication: Canada.com
Title: “Male DNA found for first time in female brains”
http://www.canada.com/hea...

Publication: Telegraph
Title: “Alzheimer's may be caused by anti-cancer defence - Telegraph”
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RE: RE: RE: Media Coverage of This Article

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Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 26 Jul 2013 at 21:32 GMT

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Publication: singularity hub
Title: “New Studies Show Cells From Fetus End Up In Mothers Brains And Hearts | Singularity Hub”
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PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 05 Aug 2013 at 22:26 GMT

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Publication: singularity hub
Title: “New Studies Show Cells From Fetus End Up In Mothers’ Brains And Hearts | Singularity Hub”
http://singularityhub.com...

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