"It's Complicated"

A number of misconceptions about genetics held by the general public stem from how people learn about it, writes Dan Koboldt at MassGenomics. For example, he notes that people are often taught that blue eyes are recessive, but it is actually more complicated than that, though blue-eyed parents tend to have blue-eyed children.

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