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If you inject DNA from a different kingdom into a newly fertilized (human) egg in the correct place, Would the (continued in details)

subject die, be horribly mutated, or be able to use whatever was given to it with at least some control?

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thats an interesting concept, its actually the main idea of the book series "Maximum Ride" hypothetically, it depends on what is injected, and then there is still the random possibility that the cells would go into cascading failure due to an unknown entity entering the ova, there are alot of factors with it, and any one of the three possibilities is a likely outcome on any given subject

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Probably die before birth. You can't really successfully bond 2 different kingdom's DNA with different chromosome counts.

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I guess it would depend on the DNA im 16 so im no scientist but i would assume the more likely result you get is horribly mutated however if somehow we are able to find a proper DNA to fit the egg we could possibly gain something like immunity to a disease. it can go either or im guessing

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The human body would almost definitely recognize it as a foreign body, and terminate it.

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I'm pretty sure the egg would reject

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If the egg has a full set of human chromosomes, the growing egg will simply treat the other DNA as foreign matter and digest it; in other words, nothing will happen. However, if the only DNA in the egg is the DNA from the other animal, the egg would not be able to implant in a human womb and grow. The egg would just die.

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