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Old Jun 13, '12, 4:11 am
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Default Re: Zygote not genetically unique?

Zygote has its own 46 chromosome unique genetic code which is neither the father's or the mother's. Now, no new genetic information is needed to make the unborn person a unique person.

Zygote contains half the DNA from father, and half from mother. Because of this combination of both it has a different genetic makeup than parents, and is a completely different being.
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Zygote has its own 46 chromosome unique genetic code which is neither the father's or the mother's. Now, no new genetic information is needed to make the unborn person a unique person.

Zygote contains half the DNA from father, and half from mother. Because of this combination of both it has a different genetic makeup than parents, and is a completely different being.
However, even if the child were a perfect genetic clone of either parent, it would still be a unique individual, who's life is sacred. Cloning of course is an immoral method of reproduction, but the child potentially conceived by this method would still be fully human.
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However, even if the child were a perfect genetic clone of either parent, it would still be a unique individual, who's life is sacred. Cloning of course is an immoral method of reproduction, but the child potentially conceived by this method would still be fully human.
This is also the case for identical twins (nature's clones).
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Old Jun 13, '12, 2:09 pm
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Default Re: Zygote not genetically unique?

The government got too involved in 1973 when it said that an unborn child is not a person. The world has been down this slippery slope of “non-persons” before.

Could the government ever declare us to be “non-persons?” That idea is not so far fetched as it sounds. I do not think that we have considered the full implication of Roe vs. Wade.
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