Jobs : New Genomic Study of Placenta Finds Deep Links to Cancer

Jobs : New Genomic Study of Placenta Finds Deep Links to Cancer

April 8, 2021 Quanta Magazine 0

genomicsBy Max KozlovApril 8, 2021A patchwork of genomic differences in the placenta may explain the organ’s “live fast, die young” strategy and its connections to cancer.New work shows that the human placenta is a mosaic of cells with different genotypes. This heterogeneity may be a consequence of the organ’s protective function.Samuel Velasco/Quanta MagazineIn 2008, while…