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I was woundering if you could make a normal cell from an organism, say a steer, undergo meiosis, using hormones or other synthetic chemicals. I was thinking mostly of advancement in the ag industry, and the way in which they try to select for certian genes/traits. Instead of cloning which still has not yet moved into the private sector and will be expensive, many people currently use embryo transfer or artifical insemination. If we could make cells undergo Meosis and cross them back on themselfs or other selected individuals and then insert them into a cow, we could advance several generations without offspring reaching sexual maturity. Im not sure if that makes total since to anyone outside of the livestock industry, but it takes 10 years to get 5 generations of cattle, if you could cross back on individuals witout waiting for them to reach an age of sexual maturity you could do that in way less time.
Re: Can you make an normal cell undergo meiosis?
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