Alana Saarinen had the DNA of about 3 people. Alana was born through an infertility treatment called cytoplasmic transfer. Her mom Sharon was trying to have a baby for over 10 years.
Basically the cytoplasm (the gel-like substance inside the cells membrane) of a donor woman’s egg was transferred inside Sharon’s egg and then later fertilized with Sharon’s husbands sperm. The cytoplasm contained mitochondria so DNA was transferred into the developing child. This resulted in Alana having DNA from 3 people.
Although Alana has DNA from a 3rd woman, she doesn’t consider her, her mom.
A few weeks ago my japanese class did a gift exchange with our penpal class in japan and their box of stuff came in today. All of the gifts had really cute messages on yellow notes. This one was my favorite..
my little cousin got bit by a house spider and she was crying so i went to get some stuff to soothe and numb it but before i could even walk out the door i heard her quietly whisper ‘i can’t handle the responsibility of being spiderman’