bloodeye wrote:Okay, warning, idea my brain came up with, and is too twisted to keep there. So going to share this idea with you so that I don't have to deal with it any more. Don't say you weren't warned.
If you are a male, save a sample of your own sperm, somehow turn into a female version of yourself, and then use the saved sperm to impregnate yourself, is the resulting child considered a clone?
Yeah, I did warn ya.
Conina wrote:*thinking through sun tzu's explaination*
So, taking a trait I'm familiar with, blood type and using the dominant/recessive argument you were using, if the person had type A blood, with Ao genotype, the gametes would each have chromosome coding for either A or o type blood. So the randomly selected sperm and ovum would have an equal chance of having either an A or an o - and if both were o the resultant offspring would have O type blood, different to the parent although created with only the one person's DNA.
I think I just repeated what you said, but I like to work things through and repeat stuff to make sure I understand properly.
I've been thinking about the original question again though, about whether the offspring would be the clone of the parent. I mean, the genotype and phenotype of the offspring would differ from the parent, but the genetic material would nevertheless be all from the one donor and therefore identical, sort of. I mean, my genetic make-up differs from my parents because I've got DNA from both of them, although my siblings have also and I certainly don't match them, different combinations of genes/alleles and so on. So... would that make the offspring sort of the sibling of the parent?
[if that reads weird it's 'coz I was thinking it through as I wrote it - the end of the paragraph is not what I was initially going to write]
sun tzu wrote:The sperm cell and the Iforgetthename cell will each carry 23 chromosomes
conina wrote:So... would that make the offspring sort of the sibling of the parent?
Erzengel wrote:sun tzu wrote:The sperm cell and the Iforgetthename cell will each carry 23 chromosomes
I believe you mean the Ovum cell.conina wrote:So... would that make the offspring sort of the sibling of the parent?
I'd say no, as sibling/parent/etc doesn't really have to do with genetics. The word "sibling" means "child of the same parent or parents". It does not means "Shares the same genetic materials of two persons with another person".
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