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An open letter to my folks.

I think at this point it’s obvious that I was clearly lying when I promised at the start of the year to be more…here. Let’s be honest here, my time as an RPer seems pretty much ended. Tumblr just depresses me now, since every time I get on I feel awful for not being here and the awful feeling I get when I come on is what keeps me from coming on so I don’t so I feel awful when I come back eventually. I made a queue to help things and just let it run out with time.
I think it may be time for me to say goodbye to Bruce Banner and get myself a personal blog, so I’m not such a disappointment to this wonderful community.

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Anonymous asked: Did you know that science is HAAAAAWT?

Of course it is. I am science, after all.

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iwishihadafather:

a classic

(Source: bitchcoven, via queerqueensansaarchive)

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daddywarbats:

bogleech:

viergacht:

karensrnith:

"this baby came out of you but im not 100% sure its yours"

Funny thing - a woman who applied for welfare after her husband left her hadto supply DNA evidence he was actually the father. The results: he was definitely the father, but she wasn’t the mother. Her children were removed from her custody and she was sued for fraud, even though she insisted they were her children. 
Turns out, she wasn’t a surrogate or a kidnapper (the two most obvious explanations) - she was a chimera. As an embryo, she fused at a very early stage with her twin, forming one individual. Her ovaries apparently developed from cells that had originally belonged to her vanished twin. Later on more tests showed that while the woman’s skin and hair DNA did not match her childrens, DNA taken from her cervix did. 

This is also likely to be quite common, but we would only ever find out under rare circumstances like these.
LOTS of you might have organs that were never genetically your own, but the still-living remains of a sibling your body consumed. A sibling your mother most likely never knew she was carrying.

For bonus genetic shenanigans, scientists have discovered children’s cells living in their mother’s brains and body tissues.  Cells pass both ways through the placenta and embed themselves in tissues and organs, so they pass to mom, where they can remain for decades or longer and can even be passed to siblings.
And, incidentally, this microchimerism is linked to boosting women’s autoimmune capacity.

daddywarbats:

bogleech:

viergacht:

karensrnith:

"this baby came out of you but im not 100% sure its yours"

Funny thing - a woman who applied for welfare after her husband left her hadto supply DNA evidence he was actually the father. The results: he was definitely the father, but she wasn’t the mother. Her children were removed from her custody and she was sued for fraud, even though she insisted they were her children. 

Turns out, she wasn’t a surrogate or a kidnapper (the two most obvious explanations) - she was a chimera. As an embryo, she fused at a very early stage with her twin, forming one individual. Her ovaries apparently developed from cells that had originally belonged to her vanished twin. Later on more tests showed that while the woman’s skin and hair DNA did not match her childrens, DNA taken from her cervix did. 

This is also likely to be quite common, but we would only ever find out under rare circumstances like these.

LOTS of you might have organs that were never genetically your own, but the still-living remains of a sibling your body consumed. A sibling your mother most likely never knew she was carrying.

For bonus genetic shenanigans, scientists have discovered children’s cells living in their mother’s brains and body tissues.  Cells pass both ways through the placenta and embed themselves in tissues and organs, so they pass to mom, where they can remain for decades or longer and can even be passed to siblings.

And, incidentally, this microchimerism is linked to boosting women’s autoimmune capacity.

(via pbg146)