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Determining race from a semen sample...? Elle&Cole⛄️ Due June 15 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 31108 posts
status Mar 26th '13

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

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

Just by looking at it? Absolutely.

Sweeney Todd Due July 8 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Redlands, CA, United States 13320 posts
Mar 26th '13

hmmm iuno..

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20532 posts
Mar 26th '13

DNA in sperm



Racial markers in DNA.




Possible.

Mommy to munchkin Due September 23; 17 kids; 1 angel baby; conroe, TX, United States 1278 posts
Mar 26th '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⛄️ Due June 15 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 31108 posts
status Mar 26th '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⛄️ Due June 15 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 31108 posts
status Mar 26th '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
Mar 26th '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 Due May 5; 2 kids; Brazil 1232 posts
Mar 26th '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
Mar 26th '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⛄️ Due June 15 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 31108 posts
status Mar 26th '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
Mar 26th '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
Mar 26th '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⛄️ Due June 15 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 31108 posts
status Mar 26th '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

CaliGirl87 1 child; nowhere, ca, United States 15657 posts
Mar 26th '13

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