Assisted Reproduction

Section 1

  1. Do diploid skin cells have the same genes as a diploid oogonium?
    1. What might be some differences between a skin cell and an oogonium?
    2. A zygote is produced by taking an egg produced from the skin of a human female and sperm produced from skin cells of a human male.
      1. Would this be ethical?
      2. Why or why not?
    3. Do human females have the same genes as a human male? Explain.
    4. What is a surrogate mother?
    5. What is a three-parent embryo?

Section 2

  1. If we made an egg from a male skin cell and a sperm from a female skin cell and used them to form a zygote, How would this zygote be similar to a normally produced human zygote?
    1. A zygote is produced by taking an egg produced from the skin of a human female and sperm produced from skin cells of a human male.
      1. Would this be ethical?
      2. Why or why not?
    2. . A zygote is produced by taking an egg produced from the skin of a human male and sperm produced from skin cells of a human female.
      1. Would this be ethical?
      2. Why or why not?
  2. Which of these two would be most ethical?
    1. Why?

Section 3

  1. Do human males have the same genes as a human female? Explain.
  2. If we made an egg from a skin cell of an individual and sperm from another skin cell of the SAME individual, would the baby be totally homozygous? Explain.
    1. Would this be ethical?
    2. Explain.
  3. Which would be more likely:
    1. a zygote from skin-cell gametes produced by two gay men or
    2.  a zygote produced from skin-cell gametes produced by two gay females?
    3. Explain
  4. Which would be most ethical?
    1. Why?

Section 4

  1. Why are Louise Brown and 1978 important?
  2. What is:
    1. Zygote intrafallopian transfer
    2. Frozen embryo transfer
  3. What is a three-parent embryo?
  4. Give addresses of egg and sperm catalogs with gametes for sale.
    1. What are some traits that are given?
  5. ’23-year-old egg donor who excels in calligraphy, singing, modeling, metal art, sculpture, painting, drawing, shading and clay sculpting.’
    1. Why might that description of a gamete donor be misleading?
  6. How can a gamete seller know if there are any hidden bad alleles in his/her gamete?
    1. What safeguard can be given to the buyer?