Can you combine human and avian DNA?

No, the genetic make up of each species DNA are completely different so that it is not compatible for combination. Not to mention the obvious ethical and moral parameters that would be violated.

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I would have to say yes only because of the fact that our DNA is made up of our Genes and those only have so many vereations and there pourpos is determoned more by there place than there structre though i am not a genetisis

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I would have to agree with the person above me. I do think that it is possible to combine human DNA with avian DNA. Recently, this week, scientists in Taiwan combined the DNA from a Jellyfish with pig emryos. The baby pigs that were born growed completely green as Jellyfish do. So, why couldn't it be possible to combine human DNA and avian DNA? Nothing... it is completely possible, although, the risk may be high and the testing may be illegal. It is still theoretically possible.

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At present, there are sheep with genetic markers to allow them to produce the protein for Black Widows' Silk. It works. Sheep DNA and spider DNA were combined. The problem is, it took many attempts to finally get the DNA combination right, in order to not produce massively deformed sheep. I'm sure many sheep were born with horrific mutations, or were still-born, or didn't live long after birth before they got everything right. To do experiments like that on humans would violate our twisted morality which states that we can mutilate "lower" animals, but not each other. So I don't see it happening anytime soon. And certainly not legally.

i think its possible seeing how in Britain they were mixing a cows embryo with a human DNA its possibel if the brake through is a succes than we will probably be able to do it with other animals

I guess that humans would have the ability to put those genes together and the humans would survive, but it's still sort of immoral. Still, I wouldn't mind being part avian. Anyone know where I could give up my body for it?

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i am currently doing research in the field of DNA recombination and can say with absolute certainty that it is possible. just to clear up a few things, unlike what others have said, our DNA is incredibly similar to other species. our DNA makes up genes, not the other way aroung (nucleotide base pairs make up our DNA). a lot of people don't realize it but DNA recombination is prevelent today, all of the insulin a diabetic takes is created by bacteria that have the DNA that creates insulin from a human. it fits perfectly. i take it you got this idea from the series Maximum Ride (I'm a fan), and the science in the book is completely real.