Re: Human Embryonic Stem Cells
Mon, 9 Nov 1998 11:29:37 EST

In a message dated 98-11-09 02:58:45 EST, < writes:

>> Take any human embryonic stem cell, it doesn't matter who it's from, and
>> destroy the nucleus in it, then remove the nucleus (the part of the cell
>> that
>> contains the DNA) from any cell in your body and insert it into the
>> cytoplasm of the stem cell.

>Won't the mitochodrial DNA be from the donor, then? Are there potential
>compatibility problems there?

Not unless the donor and the recipient were from different species (and maybe not even then). All human mitochondrial genes end up in people with any given human nuclear gene, so they all have to get along or they basically get bred out.