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Eye Color Genetics / Inheritance Information

Many curious visitors to the Individuals Forum have posted questions about eye color and the inheritance factors that contribute to it. Browse the information below, which may help you find answers to some of those questions. Some of it has come from actual postings to the forum; the answer you're looking for may be right there. Please note that the information comes from various sources and may contain differing opinions or points of view—this collection is simply meant to be a guide to help you in your search.

These messages were posted by JJ Brannon in the Individuals Forum. He was a student of Salvador Luria (Nobel Laureate for Genetics) at MIT:

Message 1: Quick points and some resources
Message 2: Changes in eye color
Message 3: An evolutionary picture and melanin levels
Message 4: Contrasting opinion on "Answer to Eye Color"

Virtual Flylab
Not necessarily about eye color, but this educational experiment will help you to understand the principles of genetic inheritance through the mating of fruit flies.

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man
Concerning Eye Color, from Johns Hopkins University and the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

The Natural History of Genes
A science education tool for teachers, students, and families.

What genes cause a specific eye color?
The MAD Scientist Network on Genetics.

The Biology Project: Mendelian Genetics
Problem Sets and tutorials from the University of Arizona

Blue Eye Color
Identifying the blue eye mutation