Have Blue Eyes? We’re Related!

If you have blue eyes, I recommend a rimless frame Otherwise, no one will ever know…

More than meets the blue eye: You may all be related

If you have blue eyes, you may be related to every other blue-eyed person in the world.
Researchers in Denmark have found that every person with blue eyes descends from just one “founder,” an ancestor whose genes mutated 6,000 to 10,000 years ago. Before then, everyone had brown eyes.

Lead scientist Hans Eiberg, a geneticist at Copenhagen University, began in 1973 to study a Danish father with 17 children who carried the gene for both blue and brown eyes. Over time, researchers were able to trace the blue-eyed trait to one specific area near a gene called OCA2….

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2 thoughts on “Have Blue Eyes? We’re Related!”

  1. I have never in my life heard of eyes changing color after birth! If I remember right from biology, brown eye is a dominant trait. Since your son had blue/green/grey eyes, you must have at least one of those colors somewhere in your family. Weird!

  2. What about hazel and green eyes? My son was born blue, turned green, and slate grey. My husband has green and slate grey. I am dark brown.

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