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Sunday, February 03, 2008

I came across this news which will get you thinking, do you have a common anscestor too? Aishwarya, our very own bollywood beauty and Anjelina jolie have common anscestors.If a research is to be believed, all people with blue eyes can trace their ancestry back to one person who probably lived about 10,000 years ago in the Black Sea region.

Scientists studying the genetics of eye colour at the University of Copenhagen found that more than 99.5 per cent of blue-eyed people, who volunteered to have their DNA analysed, have the same tiny mutation in the gene that determines the colour of the iris.

Professor Hans Eiberg of the university said he had analysed the DNA of about 800 persons with blue eyes, ranging from fair-skinned, blond-haired Scandinavians to dark-skinned, blue-eyed people living in Turkey and Jordan.

“All of them, apart from possibly one exception, had exactly the same DNA sequence in the region of the OCA2 gene. This to me indicates very strongly that there must have been a single, common ancestor of all these people,” he said.

The study reported in the journal Human Genetics indicates that the mutation originated in just one person who became the ancestor of all subsequent people in the world with blue eyes.

“From this we can conclude that all blue-eyed individuals are linked to the same ancestor. They have all inherited the same switch at exactly the same spot in their DNA,” professor Eiberg was quoted as saying by The Independent daily of Britain today

I thought if we went back many many years ago.. all humans have common ancestors??


  1. (¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...
    interesting... i am not sure if i completely agree with this but i suppose you have a point :)

    How is the little one? I hope she is doing well and smiling :)
    waliz said...
    very interesting info nisha..i never though ab ths before..unfortunately none of my family or relatives have blue eyes all black or brown..if not they can claim they are have the same ancestors ...!can u imagine tht?
    nisha said...
    Hi raajji.. i saw that in the news, headlines:) and i think it amused me more than shocking me! hehe

    Alishas great.. upto all the mischief in the world:)
    nisha said...
    Hi Waliz.. i think my relatives eyes are similar to yours.. all black and brown.. so no similar ancestors! hehe

    But i believe the way we were created, we all humans have similar ancestors;)

    think it about;)
    bluedreamer27 said...
    maybe they both have that attractive lips do they?
    i was very curious about bolly
    all i know about them is they produces more movie that hollywood
    maybe i can ask a help for you someday as i will post top 5 from bollywood what you think???
    Navin said...
    umm.. interesting fact.. but, if we think carefully, then, the first male and female is our true ancestors and I dunno, who are they. (Adam and Eve??) I don't think so..

    but yeah, it's an interesting fact, after all we are human and we relate to each other somehow. But this blue eye case, is just a bit hype to get public's attention .. ha ha ha by relating Aish and Jolie together.

    Their daily must have been sold like hot-cakes :)

    I mean as soon as I saw this title on your blog, I couldn't help but read, Nisha.. :)
    Sweetiepie said...
    This is interesting but wouldn't all humans have a common ancestor at some point unless there was more than one origin?:)
    nisha said...
    Oh sure bluedreamer.. i'll help you any day:) bollywood does produce some great movies too.. but hollywood rocks!!

    Know what, i find anje better than aish.. aish is pretty but she kind of over acts;)
    nisha said...
    Hi navin.. thats what i was also trying to say, we all relate to eachother in someway or the other!

    The news is surely a hype.. with aish's, jodha akbar recently released:)

    News channels never miss out on even the tiniest tattoo on a stars hand(remember when saif tattood kareenas name);)
    nisha said...
    Sweetiepie.. exactly! why only the blue-eyed!! if we went back years ago.. we all would definitely find a common ancestor:)
    Navin said...
    yeah, I liked this story though.. did you watch Jodha Akbar??
    how's it..
    nisha said...
    I think its about to release on the 15th of this month(grin):)

    I thought it was already released in india because of the controversy lately.. something that the story hurt the sentiments on the royal of jaipur..
    Navin said...
    why some indian groups are still so conservative and ssentive.. i don't understand..

    whenever, they don't like anything in movie, they burn down the hall..

    what do you say? is it good??

    Sukosari said...
    Nice posting, keep working
    nisha said...
    navin, i cant understand that myself.. i dont think its sensible to burn down halls and make such a fuss about nothing.. i guess its the work of some of our leaders..

    Violence, pulicity stunts, controversies etc etc.. we owe all this to our leaders and biggies !!
    nisha said...
    Thanks sukosari.. i will:)

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