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Malaria during pregnancy can alter babies’ immunity

Mothers infected with the mosquito-borne parasite during pregnancy can pass more of their own cells to their offspring and change their babies’ risk of later infection, new study shows

May 8, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study looks at how malaria can alter the mother-child cell sharing that happens during pregnancy — and how that cell sharing can affect the baby's risk of infection later in life.

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False positives in prenatal tests: Study reveals reason for flaws

Harmless variations in mothers’ DNA can trigger false positives in screen for chromosomal defects; study points to immediate fix test manufacturers can make

April 6, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Harmless variations in mothers’ DNA can trigger false positives in screen for chromosomal defects. A new study points to an immediate fix test manufacturers can make.

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A lasting Mother's Day gift -- baby's cells

Baby's and mom's cells mingle during pregnancy and those that stick around have broad impacts on health -- from cancer to diabetes

May 9, 2014 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa

As every new mother knows, having children changes you – your time and life are irrevocably no longer solely your own. Neither, it turns out, are your cells.

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