Random FAQOakland Art
Latest FAQ View All Facts View Images View Maps
Search Thru Facts

Chimerism

Welcome to randomFAQ! Our Random Fact generator will add another random fact or frequently asked question from our massive database every day. Using the HTML code provided on the right side of each page, you can display a specific or random FAQ, or the latest fact of the day, on your website, blog, or MySpace profile. Just choose which fact to display, and any color to match your site. Please enjoy the unlimited use of this free service!

Fact of the Day  

 

More Information  

Sometimes when human embryos are forming they can split into twins. Now we know that twin embryos are also able to fuse together. The embryos do not even have to be identical to do so nor do they have to be of the same sex. The person who results from such a fusing has two sets of DNA, two sets of genes. It is possible for two female embryos to produce a normally functioning girl (as well as two males a boy). This boy and this girl will each have two sets of DNA. For instance, a woman chimera who has given birth may show different DNA than the child via a blood test. Her blood is one type but some of her organs (ovaries, bladder, etc.) are another; technically her would-be twin "sister's". When a male and female embryo fuse together the resulting human may have some problems. As rare as this is, the common result is a hermaphrodite with an unworking testicle and ovaries on that side of the body. The sexuality is cut vertically down the middle.
Since twinning is the breeding ground for Chimerism to form, in vitro fertilization may cause a larger population of chimeras to develop. Many of the new cases of Chimerism come from in vitro babies.
The somewhat crazy scientists studying this in animals have created mixed species via forcibly fusing embryos. The geep is just one unnatural concoction; a combination goat and sheep.

 

Fact of the Day, "Blue-Eyed Family"

Random Facts:

View All Facts

View Images

View Maps

Blog

Get randomFAQs on your page!
Choose your options and copy and paste the code generated below onto your website, blog, or MySpace profile:
Random FAQ
Display Fact  
Random FAQ
Color    pick | random ]
Random FAQ

Oakland Art

Random FAQComments or Suggestions?
Random FAQIf you have any questions, comments, or
Random FAQsuggestions, please direct them to John at:

john@randomFAQ.com


Spread the word. Print these promotional flyers and pass them around or hang them up:


Copyright © 1999 - 2018 Pittsburgh Web Design by Websomniac, Corp. All rights reserved.