|MadSci Network: Development|
Hi, I recently came across this website [Moderator's Warning: The following site contains graphic pictures that may not be suitable for children and the sqeamish - ADULT SUPERVISION ADVISED] http://www.obgyn.net/ENGLISH/PUBS/ARTICLES/Stone_Baby.htm and it begs the question, what exactly the process that creates a stone baby? Is it the same as an oyster creating a pearl? Why wouldn't a non-viable fetus simply be reabsorbed into the body since it's made of the same material as the mother? Why calcium and not a fluid buffer? Why did this happen to a baby and doesn't happen to tumors or a bullet that can't be removed? Is there a biological advantage to this? I'm sorry there are so many questions but this is just too fascinating.
Re: What is the process that creates a stone baby?
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