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Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Genetics of eye color
This was interesting to me:
Genetics of eye color
The old standby in undergraduate classes is a problem involving blue-eyed and brown-eyed people. It requires everyone to pretend that the world is made up of blue-eyed and brown-eyed folks, and if a student braves the question, "What about green and grey and greenish-brown etc. etc. ?", we say "Just pretend it's this way." As the brown-eyed child of hazel + pale green, I always wondered how the inheritance worked. This article helps a little, though I think I need to pursue it further. I am surprised that it's only two loci - the reality is simpler than I suspected.


Blogger Heather said...

I think you told me that green and hazel are just misfiring brown, which makes sense with my brother and his wife. (Hazel+blue=dark brown & hazelish-blue)

Madeleine asked the other night at dinner why milk is white. Can you help with that?

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