Skip to comments.In Huge Shock, Mitochondrial DNA Can Be Inherited From Fathers
Posted on 11/26/2018 5:06:59 PM PST by BenLurkin
MtDNA exists separately from the rest of our DNA, inside the thousands of mitochondria within each cell, rather than the cell nucleus. It is so widely accepted as being from the mother's side it is sometimes known as the Eve Gene, the idea being that it can be traced back to some primeval mother of all living humans. Testing of mtDNA is used to identify maternal ancestry.
However, all that will have to change after Dr Shiyu Luo of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center published a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
After testing of other members of the same family, and other families with mitochondrial diseases, Luo found that, while paternal inheritance is very rare, it has occurred at least 17 times in three tested families.
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As long as you keep science honest. That means apolitical.
Okay, I’ll bite.
Explain to me the politics of mitochondrial DNA.
Feminism demands there be a comparable, heritable genetic component that can be traced back through generations as the male Y chromosome can. That’s the political aspect. If mtDNA is not strictly female, then that comes apart. We already had people claiming that the X chromosome is the female chromosome, despite the fact that half of the X chromosomes out there came from the father, not the mother.
This is just too weird, I cant imagine a mechanism for sperm to egg transfer of mitochondria, scratching head...
Maybe women are making a big deal out of passing on Mitochondrial DNA, since it’s something men can’t do.
They don’t have much else to brag about, so... (LOL /s)
Speaking for myself, I am an admirer of mothers and motherhood.
Super Mario got around more.
...They dont have much else to brag about, so... (LOL /s)
Other than that little thing about, oh, creation that men cant do
The single greatest gift of all
Feminism isn't. If it's not going toe to toe with males, they dismiss it as having no value.
Wow. Gonna have to reevaluate some things. Explains a lot of things that were puzzling to me though.
I thought they said “DNA doesn’t lie.”
Used to only have thought to be from a female.
Once again a scientific proof/thought something was 100%, not true at all.
All those vestigial organs we now know that have a vital purpose, but cutting edge science at the time declared leftovers.
This is why no one should ever put anything “settled” as far as science is concerned, or believe it over anything else. interpretation and errors in observation make science hardly infallible.
Taylor Swift said it best...
You dont know what you dont know...
I asked to keep politics out of it, please.
Politics can be injected into any realm of science.
“Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know.
“We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns the ones we don’t know we don’t know.
“And if one looks throughout the history of our country and other free countries, it is the latter category that tend to be the difficult ones.”
- Donald Rumsfeld
But what do we know, know?
- Larry King
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