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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Does this mean global warming could be fake too?
Cincinnati Children’s is rated the #1 Childhood Cancer hospital. That transfers year to year between them and Philadelphia Children’s. This year’s #1 came as a result of their research department’s strength and funding. My guess is that this research stems from that center and relates in some way to cancer. My grandson just finished biannual scans there yesterday to ensure his cancer has not returned. He is 3 years clear now. We’re blessed to have him seen there.
The tail of the sperm contains mtDNA and if it enter the egg then there might be paternal mtDNA as well.
Its just science deniers really. Some old white folks just refuse to classify DNA taken from people like Bruce Jenner and Bradley Manning as "female DNA". This messes up record keeping in scientific record keeping. In the old age, back in the caveman era, we would have classified their DNA as "male DNA" simply because these folks had male genitalia and stuff. But, now thanks to science, we can instead classify their DNA as female... this changes how we view genetics.
A woman... with a mastectomy... who takes male hormone meds (paid for by taxpayers no doubt) to grow male hair. She got knocked up, and is pregnant.
She probably got knocked up by some guy who dresses up as a woman and takes meds (paid for by us) to make him more "feminine".
Could it be drug-induced mutation of genetic material that is passing more MtDNA to male children and less to the females? ....Could that explain the whole transgender trend over the past decade or so?
thanks for that...I think.
Poor kid is right.
Human sperm cells need mitochondria to energize their locomotion and then fertilization of an egg. These mitochondria are sometimes incorporated into the fertilized egg and then replicate in embryonic cells. The new discovery consists of proof that an inheritance of paternal mitochondria may result in a clinically proven disease, with additional proof that paternal mitochondria were fairly common in the cells of the studied family. Further research may establish that such inheritance of paternal mitochondria is widespread and of significance in human disease.
Take a look at “fragile X syndrome” for an unhappy view of the effects of inheriting a damaged version of the X chromosome. Call it a feminist disease if you like. With only one X chromosome, affected boys get the worst of it.
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