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For +ScienceSunday this week-end I would like to share an article on chimerism that I wrote for The Scientist. I learned a lot of surprising facts about chimerism, how common it is and how it affects our life and health. I hope you'll enjoy it!

With thanks to +Allison Sekuler , +Buddhini Samarasinghe , +Rajini Rao and +Robby Bowles 

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/42476/title/From-Many--One/
Diverse mammals, including humans, have been found to carry distinct genomes in their cells. What does such genetic chimerism mean for health and disease?
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What encourages these exchanges and sharings? Are we then expanded bacterial colonies finding our ancestral ways? Humanity harbors variation so much and yet it hides.
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For +ScienceSunday by +Rajini Rao , +Buddhini Samarasinghe , +Allison Sekuler , and +Robby Bowles . My reaction to the news of an unvaccinated  4-yr-old in Italy who died from a complication from the measles. :-(
A few days ago a 4-year-old child died in a hospital in Rome, Italy. She had contracted Dawson encephalitis, a rare and chronic form of brain inflammation which is a complication from the measles virus. No, the child had not been vaccinated. Back when the smallpox was killing and blinding people ...
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yes exactly +George Marquardt !

that's an awesome article, thank you +Bill Collins !
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My +ScienceSunday post comes late today because I was away all day and could only sit down and write it now. #sciencesunday  
Because I work on HIV vaccine design, lately I've often been involved in debates concerning the safety of vaccines. I have the greatest respect for parents who struggle with disabilities of any kind, especially in children. I'm a parent too and can't even imagine what life is like when your ...
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+George Marquardt Fully agree with you George. Nowt like mud pies to keep the Doctor away. I use vinegar to clean work surfaces and where possible other natural product.

You may be interested in copper being used instead of stainless steel in some hospitals in UK.
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News update for all my readers

Gene Cards is on sale for only 99 cents (US and UK only), get it here:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NH8V8OE

Immunity is now available on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Apocalypse-Weird-Immunity-E-Giorgi-ebook/dp/B00TUXICHG/
Read the post about Immunity and the Apocalypse Weird project:
http://chimerasthebooks.blogspot.com/2015/02/apocalypse-weird-cover-reveal-for.html

The A.I. Chronicles , featuring my short story NARAi, is now available for preorder (ARCs coming soon!!)
http://smarturl.it/ai-chronicles
(Cheack out the freakingtastic cover !!!)
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ah, good, I didn't want you to buy it twice :-)
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One of my favorite sunset locations...

Wishing everyone an awesome week-end! :-)

#newmexico   #sunsetsaturday  
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Cool
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Excellent!
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For +ScienceSunday  this week I want to share this picture of 4 (there were 6 all together) lenticular clouds hovering over de Sangre de Cristo mountains (New Mexico). I've seen other lenticulars cap mountain peaks like this -- is there a reason for that? 

With thanks to +Allison Sekuler  , +Buddhini Samarasinghe  , +Rajini Rao  and +Robby Bowles  

#sunset #newmexico
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Beautiful shot, I love it! :)
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Hi guys, my next book is ready and looking for readers!! Would you like a copy? Read below and sign up !! Thanks so much for your support!
Read below to find out how to get a free copy of Akaela, my new YA dystopian. *** Last year I started a new project. I wanted to try a new genre that's very popular right now, YA dystopian, and a few months later I'm proud to announce that Akaela is complete and ready to be shipped to reviewers.
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aw, thanks +Todd Green for the kind words!! :-)
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March Full Moon

Sorry I'm no longer here much, but I've been busy. I have a new book out (http://www.amazon.com/Apocalypse-Weird-Immunity-E-Giorgi-ebook/dp/B00TUXICHG/) and an anthology coming out next Friday (http://www.amazon.com/I-Chronicles-Future-ebook/dp/B00TUIBHL4/). So wish me luck and if you want to read any of my books for free just let me know or sign up for my newsletter (http://eepurl.com/SPCvT). Have a great week-end! 

#fullmoon   #moonrise   #newmexico  
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+E.E. Giorgi Right! :-)
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A fascinating study the looks at one of the possible causes of Alzheimer's: not mutations, rather gene copy number... Did you know our brain is a genetic mosaic?

For +ScienceSunday with thanks to +Rajini Rao , +Buddhini Samarasinghe , +Allison Sekuler and +Robby Bowles 
I've tackled the problem of the missing heritability in the past, i.e. the fact that despite all the research on genetic studies and disease associations, we can explain only a small fraction of cancers and disorders. Today we know a lot more than what we knew back when the human genome project ...
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wonderful!!!
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The Immortality Paradox

Our chromosomes have bits of non-coding DNA at the ends called telomeres. Telomeres shorten with every cell replication cycle, and when they get too short, the cell can no longer divide and dies. Telomeres also shorten with age, which is why, as we age, our cells undergo fewer cell divisions. Short telomeres have been associated with senescence, cancer, and many other diseases. A field of research has been focused on trying to understand how to lengthen the telomeres without creating "immortal cells", i.e. cells that divide forever leading to cancer. In my blog post today I discuss a recent paper that achieved a temporary lengthening of the telomeres of fibroblasts, paving the way to new therapies in regenerative medicine.

For +ScienceSunday , with thanks to +Buddhini Samarasinghe , +Rajini Rao , +Allison Sekuler , and +Robby Bowles 
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So can you make me immortal yet? If it comes with rejuvenation, I'll take it :)
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Two new short stories coming soon to anyone who subscribes to my mailing list!!!
Sign up here: http://eepurl.com/SPCvT

You get Lady Lilith as soon as you sign up, and I'll email the following two on Friday

The Elm Tree
When sixteen-year-old Lily Andrews takes her life, one of the darkest secrets of the small town of Mariposa Springs is buried with her. Three months later, baffled by an inconclusive investigation, County Sheriff Albert Contardo turns to the only person who can help him uncover the secret: the doctor who held Lily’s heart while she died. 

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Ethan, a 12-yr-old boy who doesn't quite fit in, teaches his blind friend Estelle how to recognize colors. And she teaches him something he'll never forget. 
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I'm enjoying the new ones! (Just finally started them.)
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I'm a scientist, a writer and a photographer. I spend my days analyzing HIV data, my evenings chasing sunsets, and my night pretending I'm somebody else. 

My images are available for licensing! For more information visit my smugmug website. My detective thriller CHIMERAS is now available on Amazon. If you like whodunnit with a science twist, you're going to love CHIMERAS.

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I blog about genetics.

About my posts: my images are under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License. My opinions, instead, are just mine. Credit my work appropriately. In addition, for commercial use you will need to contact me for licensing terms. Please visit my website for more information. 



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