Does a donor egg have my DNA?

By Rebeca Reus BSc, MSc.
Last Update: 05/17/2017

No, donated eggs contain the DNA of the donor. The fact that it is later fertilized in the laboratory and transferred to the recipient’s uterus does not modify the original genetic code of the egg. The embryo, therefore, contains the donor’s genetic material.

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BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Degree in Human Biology (Biochemistry) from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Official Master's Degree in Clinical Analysis Laboratory from the UPF and Master’s Degree about the Theoretical Basis and Laboratory Procedures in Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV).
Embryologist. Degree in Human Biology (Biochemistry) from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Official Master's Degree in Clinical Analysis Laboratory from the UPF and Master’s Degree about the Theoretical Basis and Laboratory Procedures in Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV).
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