Genetic Sex change operations?

Darin Sunley (
Sat, 29 May 1999 22:07:00 -0500

A number of us were discussing the new Star Wars movie on IRC, and of course the subject drifted to the area of "virgin" births. One solution that was put forward was that the "Force" organisms created a "male-ized" clone of the mother.

Here's the question. Given a female genome, is there enough info in there for a purely typographic process to generate a male genome? Or vice versa? Or is it necessary to "ad-lib" the missing parts to change the gender that that particular genome will grow into.

ObExtropianism: If I were to want to move into a female clonde body for a couple years (being male) would the genetic engineers (expert systems?) have to exercise creativity in the design of the female body created from my genome, or is there a one to one correspondance?

Darin Sunley