Code-partner                                      

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Code-partners (formerly also called clones) are people who were conceived from identical donor egg and sperm.           

 Types of code-partners                          

 Full code-partners

A full code-partner is a code-partner who was conceived from an identical donor egg and an identical donor sperm as another individual. 

Half code-partners

A half code-partner is a code-partner who was conceived from an identical donor egg and a non-identical donor sperm as another individual, or from a non-identical donor egg and an identical sperm donor as another individual. 

3/4 code-partners

3/4 code-partners are code-partners who share one identical egg or sperm donor and whose other two egg and sperm donors are full siblings. 3/4 code-partners share more DNA than half code-partners, but less than full code-partners. For example, if one sperm A54667 is used to fertilize egg B76543 and then the sperm A54667 is used to fertilize egg B76542, the two offspring will be 3/4 code-partners. This term is more commonly used in animal breeding. 

Sibling code-partners

A sibling code-partner is a code-partner with whom an individual shares the same egg and sperm donors and who has been adopted legally by the same adoptive parent or parents.  Sibling code-partners (also called sibs cp’s) are people who share at least one adoptive parent and identical sperm and egg donors. A male sibling code-partner is called a brother; and a female sibling code-partner is called a sister.