First Prev
of 2
Next Last

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#21 Jul 6, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
Blue eyes are a dominant gene. Just saying...
Your bio professors are wrong

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#22 Jul 6, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>That does not change my question. That would still be information that the child would need to get from dad with dad's cooperation. You wouldn't accidentally discover dad's blood type, and therefore mom and dad could deal with it at that point.
True most of the time, although I don't think one needs to pry this info out of your parents. My dad's military dog tags and my mom's blood donation card from Red Cross weren't exactly hidden in our house, and their blood types were on them, so I knew them from the time I was old enough to notice and register this info in the back of my mind.
boundary painter

Waco, TX

#23 Jul 6, 2013
Did it ever occur to LW1 that "We're thankful just to have you," is all those children need (or want) to hear?

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#24 Jul 6, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
Like I said, I'm going to double check on this. Genetics are not my "thing" so it could just be me mis-remembering.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#25 Jul 6, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
Also at least one of these is partially inaccurate:

It says that hazel eyes are a recessive trait when in fact hazel eyes are an expression of Bg (Brown/green) rather than a trait in and of itself. There's no actual gene for hazel eyes.

Also as far as phenotypes (what you look like) each trait almost always has multiple genes involved, not just one or two. So your genotype (your actual individual complement and configuration of genes) isn't necessarily going to be apparent by the way you look.

It's really convoluted (though simple at the same time...) which is why my eyes glaze over until we get around to looking at karotype. So there' that...

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Chicago Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Barack Obama, our next President (Nov '08) 1 hr Julia 1,507,796
News BARACK OBAMA BIRTH CERTIFICATE: Suit contesting... (Jan '09) 5 hr Coffee Party 239,228
News Chicago had a record year of dog poop complaints 7 hr Trump is the man 1
Trumps travel ban discussion 7 hr The truth is out ... 1
Jonny's Towing is Chicagoland's Most Crooked Co... 9 hr Trekkie 38
{keep A word drop A word} (Oct '11) 9 hr SweLL GirL 10,490
News Scientists say they have proved climate change ... (Dec '08) 10 hr Seer 8,064

Chicago Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Chicago Mortgages