MinervaBMJ 2003; 326 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7385.404 (Published 15 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:404
Scientists examining autopsy specimens from female recipients of bone marrow transplants were mildly surprised to find some of the transplanted cells had become neurons (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences2003, pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.0337659100). About 0.1% of the Purkinje cells in the cerebellar samples had clearly come from donated bone marrow: they contained a Y chromosome. All the donors were male.
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