From sheep to Human?

Susan Hogarth sjhogart at unity.ncsu.edu
Tue Mar 4 14:03:10 EST 1997


Jerome Freed wrote:
> 
> Previous stuff:
> 
> >john wrote:
> >
> > Out of interest would it be possible for a woman to give birth to a clone
> > of herself.  If a nucleus from a cell was transferred to one of her eggs
> > and this was allowed to develop before being implanted in the normal way,
> > she could then give birth to herself!
> 
> >Susan wrote;
> 
> >Yes, and then men would be truly superfluous!
> 
> No, Susan, she would give birth to a baby.  It would not be herself
> unless she, too, had been born yesterday.

Oops - I was just being a smartass, but you're right. She'd be giving
birth to a *copy* of herself. So what? I was trying to be funny;
obviously I failed ;-)



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