Chimera is basically where a person can have more than one DNA. Essentially it's like one person being two people in one body. This person can have a female and male sex as their DNA, or two females, or two males in their DNA. It can go unnoticed a person's entire life.
Generally, a Chimera that is born with a male and females DNA are considered intersex or hermaphrodites. I've personally always been aware of this particular "birth defect" I however was unaware that people can be born with two sets of DNA both being female or both being male until watching a documentary about two women that were accused of corrupt happenings because their children's DNA did not match their own.
The only reason that they found out was one woman needed a kidney and the other woman was testing to see who her babies dad was and it came back that these woman were not the mother to their children BUT they were. It was interesting because one of the woman had her brother and father tested and it made it appear like her child had DNA of her partner and her brother which was clearly impossible as they're both males. This was because she had both a male and female DNA inside of her but it was never found because the female DNA was more prominent. The other woman had two different sets of female DNA inside of her.
It's just so crazy. It makes me wonder how many people out there could be Chimera's and never know it because there's never been a need to know of this weird trait people can be born with because not everyone doubts they're a mother to their child, or needs a kidney, among so many other things.
The documentary made a good point too about wondering how many criminals go free because they could be a chimera, or how many judges send home father's saying they're not the dad because the father could be a chimera? The judge of the one case actually wondered that.
Like the mother's were showing that they had no DNA connection to their children at all but their spouses did.
It's just so crazy how much we still don't know about science and the human body. It's just mind boggling to me that people can have more then one set of DNA and essentially it's hidden but can effect children.
Gosh, I have so many questions that I know are going to be unanswered for a very long time. Like how does one set of DNA become more prominent in a child over the other? How is the DNA that isn't in the child showing up elsewhere and only in their child? Could this really effect a crime scene? Have criminals gotten away because of this. Are there more Chimera's out there then people are aware of? Could people have more DNA inside of them then they realize and it just doesn't always appear because their children have the same DNA or they just never get tested?
I mean this woman lived until her 70s before realizing she had two different sets of DNA inside her. How many people out there could truly be Chimera and not realize it.