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 Can blue-eyed parents produce brown-eyed children?

Melanin pigments produce the colour of the eyes. This article describes how melanin is formed in melanosome particles in the melanocytes and the genetics behind eye colour.

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Alternative splicing


How one gene can make many proteins




Humans have only twice as many genes as the simple fruit fly. How can this be? After all, we have brains that allow us to count genes while their main occupation is seeking out a nice banana.
Alternative splicing explains the compact living of our genetic information as well as the mechanisms behind several human diseases.

The tree of life board game for 2–6 players

This is a board game for 2-6 players, who start as 'Last Universal Common Ancestors' and move on a branching evolutionary tree to modern times. On their journey they encounter several 'special evolutionary events' representing major developments in the evolution of modern organisms.