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How do a black couple have white baby?

21st July 2010

A white baby with blonde hair and blue eyes has been born to black parents living in London.

"We are all of us genetic mixtures to some extent and occasionally you'll have a convergence of the pale versions of these genes in African Americans and African Carribbeans who have a mixed black and white ancestry", says Bryan Sykes, Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Oxford. "But that doesn't seem to be the case here. The parents are Nigerians with little known white ancestry at all", he added.

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