Unit6 Chimeras - Unit 6 continued. Can we trust DNA...

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Unit 6 continued. Can we trust DNA testing? Is she her own twin? Genetic chimeras F08 MFH
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Can DNA testing be wrong? Lydia Fairchild Fairchild was 26-years-old with kids and unemployed , she applied for public assistance in Washington state. Her family was DNA tested to prove they were all genetically related. Biological parent -child genetic link should show a 50% match between the DNA fingerprints. The DNA test confirmed that Jamie was the biological father but… Lydia’s DNA did not match her son’s DNAs! Lydia’s sons
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Science to the rescue? Lydia and Jamie’s children It seemed that only science could provide the answers to this puzzle. Then the prosecutor in the case found a new lead, in an article in The New England Journal of Medicine about a woman in Boston named Karen Keegan. Karen has a very rare genetic condition called chimerism.
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How can this happen? Karen Keegan "In her blood, she was one person, but in other tissues, she had evidence of being a fusion of two individuals,” When Karen was 52 years old she needed a kidney transplant. As potential donors her adult sons took
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2011 for the course BIOCHEM 100 taught by Professor Dr.mollyfitzgerald during the Fall '09 term at UMass (Amherst).

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