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Do you have blue eyes? Then we’re related!

Blue eyes came about via a genetic mutation that affects the OCA2 gene. Everyone had brown eyes 6,000 to 10,000 years ago. Then a mutation in the gene reduced the production of melanin in the iris. Voila, blue eyes.

The theory is that everyone with blue eyes has one common ancestor. So if you have blue eyes as I do, we are related! (Sort of.) 🙂

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By | 2016-10-05T06:46:15+00:00 January 31st, 2008|Categories: Genetics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Do you have blue eyes? Then we’re related!

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Dr. Stephanie Sarkis is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and AMHCA Diplomate and Clinical Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling based in Tampa Bay, Florida, where she specializes in the treatment of ADD/ADHD. Dr. Sarkis conducts evaluations, testing, diagnosis, and counseling services. She also is a public speaker, consultant, coach, and is a facilitator in collaborative law.