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    British twins have different skin color

    In a rare occurrence, boys inherited different genetic codes from mother

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    Updated: 7:15 p.m. ET Oct 27, 2006
    LONDON - A pair of British twin boys has been born with different skin color, a rare genetic occurrence according to experts.

    In an interview with Britain's Sky News program, mother Kerry Richardson said that the boys were both born white but as they've gotten older one of the boys got darker and the other lighter.

    Today, she says, the twins attract attention wherever they go.

    Richardson is of mixed race, with Nigerian and English heritage, while the father is white.

    A genetics expert at Oxford University says such births are rare, as the genes that cause skin color normally mix together. In this case, he says, it appears the genes for skin color didn't combine for some reason and the boys may have inherited different genetic codes from their mother.
     
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    That's funny.
     
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    You know those factoid lists that point out how everyone spends an average of 3 years on the toilet or 7 years waiting at a traffic light throughout their lives? Imagine just how much time those two kids are gonna have to spend running through the 'Genes that control skin color don't always mix' speech throughout their lives?
     
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    What would make it REALLY interesting would be if both parents were white.
     

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