Re: Cow egg, human gene combo created stir

Michael S. Lorrey (
Wed, 09 Jun 1999 14:52:30 -0400 wrote:

> 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.

Does this mean we could wind up with a non-animated version of the Cow and Chicken Show???? ;-P


Michael S. Lorrey
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