Monday, July 06, 2009

'Rainbow Children' - maybe   posted by DavidB @ 7/06/2009 11:04:00 AM

Here is a case for Razib to add to his collection of families showing genetic segregation for skin colour and other biodiverse traits. The mother is white and the father mixed-race, while the three children are said to range in appearance from black to white. Actually two of them look to me predictably mixed-race, but the third does look quite white. This is genetically conceivable (sorry for the unavoidable pun), but in such cases I always think a more humdrum explanation should first be excluded.