Question About Genetics For Fiction

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Question About Genetics For Fiction

Post by Fromage » Mon Nov 06, 2006 7:45 pm

I am writing a fiction story, and I need a little help with genetics.

Okay, so there are humans, and genetically enhanced ones. Two genetically enhanced humans produce another gentically enhanced human. One human and one genetically enhanced human produced a gentically enhanced but sterile human, because whatever gene that makes the genetically enhanced ones stronger etc is dominant. But why would that make the hybrids sterile? I dont know, but its a big part of the story, so I need to find a reason!! Please help, I will be most grateful!!

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Post by canalon » Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:59 pm

All the genetic enhancements are carried on an extra-chromosome. The hybrid will carry and express those genes but the extra chromosome would hinder the normal formation of gametes and make him or her sterile.

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Post by sachin » Tue Nov 07, 2006 7:22 pm

More than 2 chromosomal sets of 2 differant species.
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