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Chapter 16, Problem 70E
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Suppose a scientist succeeded in taking one human fertilized egg and producing two genetically identical embryos (clones). The embryos are implanted into two surrogate mothers and both embryos survive to birth. How would the two children be alike? How might they be different?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

In the statement “Two genetically identical embryos are implanted into two surrogate mothers and both embryos survive to birth”, the similarities and differences in two children are to be discussed.

Concept Introduction:

Genetic engineering can be explained as the alteration of an organism’s genetic makeup to eliminate undesirable characteristics or to introduce desirable ones.

A lot of work has been done in genetic engineering with the focus on increasing plant and animal food production, diagnosing disease conditions, and production of vaccines and other useful drugs.

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The two children will have identical DNA and blood type. Identical twins are always the same sex. They are very similar in appearance. As identical twins are made from a single egg splitting, they have the same characteristics...

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