Please read our Commenting Policy first. It was partly why there was much resistance to the 14th century marriage of Edward, the Black Prince, heir to the throne of Edward III and Joan, who had been previously married as it was feared their children would not be completely Plantagenet. This starling and fascinating discovery is only the beginning in understanding the true consequences of sexual intercourse. Cool, or really disturbing. Your DNA is unique because his and your mother's combine to make you. Immunologic consequences of microchimerism are unknown.
On closer inspection, male DNA cells were still prevalent in the brains of women who had never even been pregnant.
Could previous lovers influence appearance of future children?
In fact, this very idea, called telegony, was proposed by ancient scholars such as Aristotle but dismissed with the advent of genetics. At first, researchers thought that the male DNA found in the female brain came from carrying a male while pregnant. The mechanism they propose — molecules in the seminal fluid of the first mate being absorbed by the female's immature eggs — is indeed a possibility, and it would be revealing to test this. Whataburger, a Texas-based fast food chain, took to social media this week to quash a series of false stories claiming that it is filing for bankruptcy and all locations are to close by Aug. Monday, Nov 12, Last Update: