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Answering questions about eye colour

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Answering questions about eye colour

Have you ever wondered how your eye colour is determined? It’s not as straightforward as you think!

Professor David Mackey is a genetics expert and researcher at the Lions Eye Institute, and he recently answered this question on The Naked Scientists – a science podcast and radio show. The answer is fascinating and more complex than you might think.

If you had one blue eye and one brown eye, would your children also have different coloured eyes? Listen to Professor Mackey’s response at https://www.thenakedscientists.com/podcasts/question-week/how-eye-colour-passed-down

If you would like to delve into the science behind eye colour, colour perception and genetics, Professor Mackey has written an article which is proving to be very popular, and is freely available for download at nature.com using this link: https://rdcu.be/czX6Z

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