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If both my parents are color blind then why am I not color blind?

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David Shabazi answered

Most likely because when you got their genes, their 'color blind' gene came out recessive from BOTH parents. Recessive just means that the gene isn't expressed, but you still have it in your DNA.

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Tamara Watson , Tamara Watson born in Florida, USA. After studying chemistry at Miami Dade College (Miami), she became a fellow of the college. , answered

Yes, David is right. But there's one more thing you should know. Are you a girl child?

In many cases, the daughters are carrier of the gene/s. So, the symptoms do not show in them.

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