How is eye colour passed down?

If I have different colour eyes, will my children have different coloured eyes too?
18 October 2021
Presented by Eva Higginbotham
Production by Eva Higginbotham.


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Teacher Ellie was recently asked a question by her Year 9 pupil in Manchester that she couldn't answer: "I have one blue eye and one brown eye, when I have kids, will they have one blue eye and one brown eye like me?" Eva Higginbotham put the question to eye colour expert David Mackey from The University of Western Australia...


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