9 December 2019
A transplant patient developed the DNA of his donor, it has emerged.
Chris Long, from Reno in Nevada, had a blood test three months after receiving a bone marrow transplant.
Results revealed his DNA had been “replaced” by that of his donor, a German man 10 years his junior.
Four years later, the donor’s genetic material was found in Mr Long’s cheeks, lips and semen. While levels fluctuated over time, only his chest and head hair were unaffected.