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In Huge Shock, Mitochondrial DNA Can Be Inherited From Fathers
iflscience.com ^

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at iflscience.com ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: dna; emptydna; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; mitochondrial; mitochondrialdna; mtdna
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1 posted on 11/26/2018 5:06:59 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

As long as you keep science honest. That means apolitical.


2 posted on 11/26/2018 5:10:34 PM PST by reasonisfaith (What are the implications if the Resurrection of Christ is a true event in history? The)
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To: reasonisfaith

Okay, I’ll bite.

Explain to me the politics of mitochondrial DNA.


3 posted on 11/26/2018 5:13:30 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

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.


4 posted on 11/26/2018 5:16:32 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: BenLurkin

This is just too weird, I can’t imagine a mechanism for sperm to egg transfer of mitochondria, scratching head...


5 posted on 11/26/2018 5:17:18 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: BenLurkin

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)


6 posted on 11/26/2018 5:17:33 PM PST by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: reasonisfaith; BenLurkin
Don't mess with Mother Nature...


7 posted on 11/26/2018 5:18:40 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

Speaking for myself, I am an admirer of mothers and motherhood.


8 posted on 11/26/2018 5:18:55 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Super Mario got around more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5aNiX_9e2c


9 posted on 11/26/2018 5:19:10 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

...They don’t have much else to brag about, so... (LOL /s)

Other than that little thing about, oh, creation that men can’t do
The single greatest gift of all


10 posted on 11/26/2018 5:20:54 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: BenLurkin
Speaking for myself, I am an admirer of mothers and motherhood.

Feminism isn't. If it's not going toe to toe with males, they dismiss it as having no value.

11 posted on 11/26/2018 5:21:41 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: BenLurkin

bkmk


12 posted on 11/26/2018 5:23:15 PM PST by sauropod (Yield to sin, and experience chastening and sorrow; yield to God, and experience joy and blessing.)
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To: BenLurkin

Wow. Gonna have to reevaluate some things. Explains a lot of things that were puzzling to me though.


13 posted on 11/26/2018 5:24:00 PM PST by DiogenesLamp ("of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty.")
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To: BenLurkin
So the “settled science” wasn't “settled” after all. What happened? Ptolemy's geocentric model was “settled science” for over 1500 years. What happened there? Copernicus happened. My, my, my, do we have a lot to learn. So evolution is “settled science” also? Haha....
14 posted on 11/26/2018 5:28:40 PM PST by Fungi
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To: BenLurkin

I thought they said “DNA doesn’t lie.”


15 posted on 11/26/2018 5:34:25 PM PST by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: BenLurkin

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.


16 posted on 11/26/2018 5:36:23 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: BenLurkin

Taylor Swift said it best...
“You don’t know what you don’t know...”


17 posted on 11/26/2018 5:36:30 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: BenLurkin

I asked to keep politics out of it, please.

Politics can be injected into any realm of science.


18 posted on 11/26/2018 5:38:54 PM PST by reasonisfaith (What are the implications if the Resurrection of Christ is a true event in history?)
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To: Yaelle

“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


19 posted on 11/26/2018 5:43:32 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

“But what do we know, know?”
- Larry King


20 posted on 11/26/2018 5:44:52 PM PST by Yaelle
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