It is said that the eyes are the window to the soul, but new research prove that they are window to your genes. In fact, your iris, the pigmented part of the eye, regulates how much light enters your eye and protects internal organs from harmful UV radiation.

Have you ever wondered how it is possible a baby born with blue eyes to have brown eyes as an adult. The genes determine the amount of melanin concentration in our eyes. In other words, your eyes depend on your genes combination. When a baby is born, he will have almost no melanin in his stroma, giving him blue eyes. For example, some babies of African or Asian decent are born with blue eyes.

There are two copies of each eye color gene from each parent. For more interesting facts related to eye color read the infographic below.



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