Forensic implications of the presence of chimerism after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
Resource Person: Reshma Krishnan. M
Department of Pathology
A CME on the Forensic implications of the presence of chimerism after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation was conducted by Mrs. Reshma Krishnan. M, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology on 18/5/2022 at 3.00-4.00pm in ASPS Seminar hall.
This seminar focused on review of Forensic implications of the presence of chimerism after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Biological samples from HSCT recipients can prove a challenge for legal-medical experts. Therefore, when evidence is gathered for a biological paternity test or in the context of a criminal investigation in which the involvement of an HSCT donor or recipient is suspected, from an expert witness perspective, it is of the utmost importance to consider which genetic profile may appear in any of the different vestiges.
New cases of naturally-born chimeras occasionally occur, and the increase of in vitro fertilization favors the probability of abnormalities in fecundation or the fusion of zygotes. Therefore, it is important to also consider this kind of chimerism either clinically or in forensic investigations.
This session was inaugurated by Mr. Sreejith M Nair (Principal of ASPS). Mr. Jayakumar (HOD Biochemistry) delivered the welcome address and the vote of thanks was proposed by Mr. Sarath lal (Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology).
More than 135 participants including students and staffs attended the session.