Mother Inferior (spiderbabyx) wrote in thequestionclub,
Mother Inferior

Genetics question

OK, I'm a Biology major, but am too chicken to ask my teacher this (plus he'd probably think I was kidding).

But do any of you know if humans and bonobos (our nearest animal relation) are genetically similar enough for offspring to be produced from inseminating a female bonobo with human male sperm or a human female with male bonobo sperm?

Not that I'm suggesting such a thing be attempted, due to the huge moral complications, I just want to know if it would work. Lions and tigers can make lygers and Zebras and donkeys and horses and donkeys can make mules.

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