A baby develops within a healthy placenta. Surpisingly, the placenta is not the mother's organ, but grows from the cells first laid down by the fertilized egg. To successfully support the pregnancy, the placenta has to convince the mother's immune system that it should be there. Scientists are studying this process to determine its involvement in various pregnancy complications.
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