Female-to-female fertilisation

Julia Frugoli JFRUGOLI at BIO.TAMU.EDU
Tue Nov 28 13:15:29 EST 1995


you might want to look at the work of David Ledbetter (NIH-Genome 
Research).  I think there's at least one of his articles in Nature 
Genetics.  It turns out humans are imprinted as well as mice-you must 
inherit one copy of certain genes from your mother and the other from 
your father, or things go very wrong (severe mental redardation, etc).  
Therefore, parthanogenesis, at least with a healthy outcome, is not 
possible in humans.
Julia Frugoli
Dartmouth College

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