How do children inherit eye color? Can a child's eye color be predicted? How can two brown eyed parents produce a blue eyed child? These are questions one may have wondered from time to time. The answer to all of these question lies in the genes inherited from parents. Genes are fundamental to who and what we are!
Whether because of its exotic hue or its novelty, blue eyes have long been a subject of fascination for historians, poets, artists, and scientists.
Nearly two million species have so far been discovered and named. Yet one gene differs from another only by the sequence of the nucleotide bases in DNA. How does a difference in base sequence determine the uniqueness of a species – for example, whether you are a tiger or a human? Or, for that matter, whether a human has blue, brown, or hazel eye pigments?
Genes... they are just incredible! We all possess genes that influence our lives in significant ways. Genes affect our height, weight, hair color, eye color and skin pigmentation etc. They influence our susceptibility to many diseases and disorders and even contribute to our intelligence and personality. Genes are fundamental to who and what we are! The physical and personal traits a person winds up with are just one big roll of the dice, with only the biological parents' genes to draw from.
Let's try to unravel the secrets hidden behind blue eyes.