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If a black man and a white woman have a baby, what are the

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If a black man and a white woman have a baby, what are the odds of: a black baby, a white baby, a mixed, colored baby? We have heard of twins in which one was black and the other white. Thank you...DLW
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Heal replied 8 years ago.

DearCustomer

 

Can you give me the exact age of you both. Has there been any mixing of race in yours or his ancestry?

 

with best regards,

Dr.Renjusha

Customer: replied 8 years ago.

Dr Renjusha,

Thank you for your rapid response.

This question developed after a discussion with a friend. Let us assume the ages of both parties is 28 and there is no history of race mixing in the families.....Dennis

Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 8 years ago.
Skin colour is determined not by a single gene but a group of genes.

So when two people of different skin colours marry, the offspring can inherit any of these genes and thus there are many different combinations possible. So the offspring can be any of a wide range of colours, from the very light to the dark.

You can look up here for more info:
http://en.allexperts.com/q/Genetics-1795/Skin-colour.htm

Also here for a discussion on the heridity of colour:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_skin_color


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