Eye colour inheritance update #1

By Hilary Miller 17/03/2010

To update my post on the inheritance of human eye colour (as I’m sure you are all dying to know), the little monkey was born with dark grey eyes.  No surprises there as most newborns are born with eyes this colour.  Six weeks on, her eyes are taking on a distinct blueish tinge, with a slightly lighter ring around the pupil.  But there’s still a long way to go – final eye colour generally doesn’t develop until 6 months to 1 year of age so you’ll have to watch this space for a while yet!