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Mar29-12, 02:01 PM
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Quote Quote by lisab View Post
That's just what my freshman biology prof said when I asked her about it! My dad is colorblind, so maybe for some reason more of the color cells in my left eye were formed using the X-chromosome he gave me...?
The genetic material in our cells can vary quite a bit, that's because of rapid divisions during development. The healthy gene could have been lost, mutated or silenced in the cells that formed the one eye. It's now more and more being accepted that it's not an uncommon process.