Cloning--a novel idea

Michael Kolotila x3887 mkolotila at NECCADM1.NECC.MASS.EDU
Thu Aug 24 14:35:03 EST 1995


Dear Wolfgang;
Human red blood cells, at least, do not have mitochondria.  Even if they 
did you could replicate an entire human or even for that matter a 
mitochondrion.  
-Michael-

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On 24 Aug 1995, Wolfgang Wuster wrote:

> On 24 Aug 1995, Alexander Berezin wrote:
> 
> > I am not a biologist, but have heard that 
> > human blood cells DO NOT contain DNA.
> > Suggest you check this first before going
> > to Jurassic Park variation.
> 
> Mammalian red blood cells contain no nuclei, and hence no nuclear DNA (not
> sure about mitochondria...). White blood cells do have nuclei. This does
> obviously mean that the quantity of DNA in the sample is much smaller than
> one might hope. 
> 
> -- 
> Wolfgang Wuster School of Biological Sciences, University of Wales,
> Bangor, UK e-mail: bss166 at bangor.ac.uk
> 
> Thought for the day: If you see a light at the end of the tunnel,
> it is probably a train coming your way.
> 
> 
> 
> 



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