A 48-year-old female asked:
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does the child take on the genes of the egg doner?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Human genetic material is composed of 2 sets of chromosomes, one from each parent.When an egg forms, these two sets separate into one set 0f 23 while the other set is lost. The chromosomes contain the genes/traits of the person. The donor egg thus has one set of chromosomes which combine with the set from the sperm.
Answered on Aug 25, 2016
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