Re: your mail

Phil Goetz (
Fri, 20 Nov 1998 18:57:18 -0500 (EST)

> You are correct on the first point, Phil, the nucleus is transferred from
> the infertile egg into the fertile egg, meaning that the cytoplasm of the
> healthy egg surrounds the infertile nucleus and revitalizes it. (I've got
> to stop typing posts when I'm tired, it leads to dyslexic errors like this
> one.) Ethical objections to this procedure center on the issue of how much
> mitochondrial DNA gets transferred and possibly mutates, leading to birth
> defects.
> Thank you for catching that!
> Kathryn Aegis

What about the fact that the original infertility may be genetic? Now, thanks to science, you can hand infertility down to your children.