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Launching the Microchimerism, Human Health and Evolution Project

Updated: Apr 8, 2022

New Team Aims to Unlock the Secrets of Mysterious Human Cells





Our international team has just received a 5.4 million USD grant from the John Templeton Foundation to study the phenomenon of microchimerism and its effects on human health. The international team is led by Thomas Kroneis of the Medical University of Graz in Austria and Amy Boddy of the University of California, Santa Barbara, along with Frank Schildberg (University Hospital Bonn), Michael Eikmanns (Leiden University Medical Center) and Jim Cleaves (Tokyo Institute of Technology and the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science).


This research has the potential to create many new discoveries in maternal-offspring biology and explain their implications for human health and mammalian evolution.

Read more about our new grant from the John Templeton Foundation



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