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Forum Name: Obstetrics

Question: genetic possibilities


 cybrwolf - Fri Jan 20, 2006 2:04 pm

Is it genetically possible for a child born of parents who both have blue eyes to have brown eyes?
 Dasein - Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:35 pm

Although it is not entirely clear, I would assume it is because more than 2 genes govern eye colour, spread across several chromosomes and Mendelian inheritance requires that the genes be located on the same chromosome (I think).

Anyway the fact remains that 2 blue-eyed parents can produce brown-eyed children.

Just think of all those poor women who suffered ... one reason I can't abide anyone saying "impossible", when all too often, proven entirely possible ... just in a different time-frame.

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