The Politics of Fetal Cells Invading Mommy BodiesKristen Philipkoski1/03/12 7:20pmFiled to: PregnancyMothersParentsFetal cellsStem CellsJena PincottDo Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies?: The Surprising Science of PregnancySciencePolitics10EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkBoingBoing has a fascinating summary of how fetal cells invade their mother's host body and get up to all kinds of shenanigans: some good, some bad.Research describing the fetal cell invasion has peppered the popular press in recent years, and it's a fascinating story. The cells might protect mothers from cancer, heal their hearts, and help in wound healing. Or, the cells might actually be lowering mothers' immune defenses and causing cancer. Or both!