Re: Cow egg, human gene combo created stir
Wed, 9 Jun 1999 14:28:19 EDT

On 6/8/99 Nanogirl wrote:

>The cow's egg is hollowed out and contains no genetic material from the cow;
>it appears that the human genetic material drives the development process
>and overrides any cellular instructions from the cow's egg.

Actually there would be cow DNA present in the cell in the form of mitochondrial DNA. The mitochondrial DNA found in animal cells does not code for many proteins but some of these do interact with proteins produced from genes in the nucleus. I would still say that the resulting embryo would be a hybrid.

Jacques Mathieu