Probability of being an exact copy ?

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Offline savio marel oliver

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Probability of being an exact copy ?
« on: 15/06/2009 15:13:01 »
What is the probability of your child being an exact copy of yourself - Physically (at the same  age) genetically identical ?
This question is really weird as your spouse should be your relative ,
the more closer the better the probability !!   
« Last Edit: 15/06/2009 15:15:30 by savio marel oliver »

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Probability of being an exact copy ?
« Reply #1 on: 15/06/2009 18:46:57 »
This would occur if you were cloned: your "mini-me" would be genetically identical to you.

Having a spouse who is closely related to you is not a good idea as this will hugely increase the likelyhood of your recessive genes (usually deleterious) to be expressed in the child.

If you want an illustration of the disastrous consequences of inbreeding look at the Royal families. [:)]
« Last Edit: 15/06/2009 18:50:27 by RD »

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« Reply #2 on: 16/06/2009 05:43:30 »
i did not ask for a clone

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« Reply #3 on: 16/06/2009 06:50:40 »
I think it is between 0 and 10-21.