Here are some of my references for the genetics touched upon in my talk at QGCon last week (Oct. 25).
Biesecker, Leslie G. and Nancy B. Spinner. “A genomic view of mosaicism and human disease.” Nature Reviews Genetics 14, 307-320 (2013) doi:10/1038/nrg3424. http://www.nature.com/nrg/journal/v14/n5/full/nrg3424.html
Martone, Robert. “Scientists Discover Children’s Cells Living in Mothers’ Brains.” Scientific American, Dec. 4, 2012. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/scientists-discover-childrens-cells-living-in-mothers-brain/
Norton, Aaron and Ozzie Zehner (2008). “Which Half Is Mommy?: Tetragametic Chimerism and Trans-Subjectivity”. Women’s Studies Quarterly. Fall/Winter: 106–127.
Streiffer, Robert, “Human/Non-Human Chimeras”, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2014 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL =
Taylor, Tyl H. et al. “The origin, mechanisms, incidence and clinical consequences of chromosomal mosaicism in humans.” Human Reproduction Update 20 (4) 571-581. humupd.oxfordjournals.org/content/20/4/571
van Dijk, Bob A. et al. “Blood group chimerism in human multiple births is not rare.” American Journal of Medical Genetics 61:264-268 (1996) DOI 10.1.1.149.9001
Zimmer, Carl. “DNA Double Take.” The New York Times, 9/16/2013. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/17/science/dna-double-take.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
Wikipedia articles on CHIMERISM, MOSAICISM, and MICRO-MOSAICISM have many more references