Remember The Black and White Twins?

June 8, 2012  |  

In 2005, twin sisters Kian and Remee from the U.K made international headlines because of their stark contract in appearance; one kid looked white and the other looked black. One was brown haired and brown eyed, and the other was blonde and blue eyed. It was an anolomy of genetic outcomes. The parents of the twins are both mixed, but the odds were against seeing this type of outcome. According to the Daily Mail:

The odds of a mixed race couple having twins of different colours are a million to one. Skin colour is believed to be determined by up to seven different genes working together. If a parent is of mixed race, their eggs or sperm will contain a mixture of genetic codes for both black and white skin. However, if both the egg and sperm contain all white genes, the baby will be white. And if both contain just the versions necessary for black skin, the baby will be black.

The twins recently celebrated their seventh birthday and it seems that the twins are looking more alike and that the “white” twin is looking more black as compared to this photo below when they were born.

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