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Might we someday use fetal stem cells, harvested from blood or organs, to boost the brain, treat cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, and reverse the ravages of age?
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Within any woman who has ever been pregnant, some of her baby’s cells may live for as long as she lives.
Is it any solace to sentimental mothers that their babies will always be part of them?
Jena Pincott writes about the quirky, hidden side of science — the shocking, subconscious, under-the-radar stuff. She is the author of Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies?: The Surprising Science of Pregnancy, which received starred reviews from Kirkus and Library Journal, and Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes: Bodies, Brains, and Behavior — The Science Behind Love, Sex, and Attraction, among other books. Jena has a background in biology and has been a senior editor at Random House. You can read Jena's other works here.