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  1. #1 Identical 
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    am curious here. are all sperm cell thats making their way to penetrate an ovum identical? as are they perfectly (100%) same genetically?


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    Dear Mrsmile,

    No, sperm are not identical. The type of cell division which produces sperm, known as meiosis, introduces genetic variation between individual sperm cells.

    You can read more about meiosis here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meiosis

    Best wishes,

    Tridimity. :P


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