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Determining race from a semen sample...? Elle&Cole⛄️ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 26029 posts
status 26th Mar '13

Is impossible....right? Huge SVU flaw!

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
26th Mar '13

Just by looking at it? Absolutely.

Simply, Mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Upland, 11738 posts
26th Mar '13

hmmm iuno..

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
26th Mar '13

DNA in sperm



Racial markers in DNA.




Possible.

Mommy to munchkin 17 kids; Bandera, Texas 1229 posts
26th Mar '13

Doesnt each race have certain dna markers? So wouldnt you be able to find the race from the dna in the semen?

Elle&Cole⛄️ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 26029 posts
status 26th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Dovahkiin:</b>" Just by looking at it? Absolutely. "</blockquote>




Really?!? Like black men have different semen than white men under te microscope?!

Elle&Cole⛄️ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 26029 posts
status 26th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting P Pickle Pants:</b>" DNA in sperm Racial markers in DNA. Possible."</blockquote>



I honestly did not know this!

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting Elliot Grace's Mama:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Dovahkiin:</b>" Just by looking at it? Absolutely. "</blockquote> Really?!? Like black men have different semen than white men under te microscope?!"


No I was saying it's absolutely impossible to tell just by eyeballing it.



You could tell under a microscope.

The Pretender 2 kids; Brazil 1232 posts
26th Mar '13

I don't think it's a matter of looking under a microscope, it's about mapping the DNA sequence and looking at it in a computer, more likely

Sneakmom 2 kids; Texas 4861 posts
26th Mar '13

Specifically? Probably not, i have no idea. But I'm sure they could look for predisposition markers. Some ethnicities are genetically predisposed to genetic conditions. If any of those markers were there, you could make an educated guess on ethnicity.

Elle&Cole⛄️ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 26029 posts
status 26th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Dovahkiin:</b>" No I was saying it's absolutely impossible to tell just by eyeballing it. You could tell under a microscope. "</blockquote>




Haha really?! (Obviously I am a newb) how? What looks different to the eye

Mutha. TTC since Jan 1995; 3830 posts
26th Mar '13

I'm addicted to SVU! lol A lot of the things they say on there getting me thinking. lol

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting Elliot Grace's Mama:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Dovahkiin:</b>" No I was saying it's absolutely impossible ... [snip!] ... tell under a microscope. "</blockquote> Haha really?! (Obviously I am a newb) how? What looks different to the eye"


I don't know, you'd have to look at the DNA sequences and find race-specific markers. It'd be a challenge.

Elle&Cole⛄️ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 26029 posts
status 26th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♥ExpectingOurLast:</b>" I'm addicted to SVU! lol A lot of the things they say on there getting me thinking. lol"</blockquote>



Ha me too! Tuesdays are marathons :) I love Tuesdays

MzDENISE 1 child; California 15515 posts
26th Mar '13

I read a scholarly journal a long time ago that basically said No.