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The researchers studied genes linked to the placenta, the maternal immune system and the fetal liver, and found nine of those genes produce RNA signals that change distinctly as pregnancy progresses.
After giving birth, your placenta is supposed to come out.
Toxoplasma courses through the body, targeting any combination of organs, including, in the case of females, the uterus, and for fetuses, the placenta.
To make these new experimental blood tests, the Quake team identified and zeroed in on the activity levels of specific genes in the fetus or its placenta.
An obstetrician extracted blood from her umbilical cord and the placenta.
These genes seem to monitor or represent the biological resilience or sensitivity of the placenta to environmental stress.
The 108 genes that make up the risk score are expressed at particularly high levels in the placenta, the study also found, and at higher levels in the placentas of male fetuses than female ones.
Instead, plumbers at a clinic in Kerala made a ghastly discovery: A two-day-old baby had been flushed down the toilet, with her placenta still intact.
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PLACENTA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of placenta for English Language Learners
medical : the organ in mammals that forms inside the mother's uterus, nourishes the unborn baby, and is pushed out of the mother after the birth of the baby
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