If you thought a person always has only one male parent and one female parent, well…you’d be wrong. Most of the time the two parent thing is the rule, but occasionally it is possible, mostly in a lab, to have a child with three genetic contributors.
Show Notes: (It’s a good thing this isn’t on paper ’cause there are tons of notes this time)
228: Why Don’t We Lay Eggs? We talk about how viruses change who we are.
Genome Biology and Evolution from Oxford Academic: Genome Expression Balance in a Triploid Trihybrid Vertebrate
Famous internet cat might not be a chimera but rather an example of mosaicism. Gotta love a chromosomal triploid
NIH National Library of Medicine and the possibility of having “multiple parents”: Mitochondrial Replacement Techniques: Ethical, Social, and Policy Considerations.