Amish Genes Can Be Blue
Being that I used to live among the Amish (sort of), I found this article interesting. My students always find genetic studies of the Amish, Ashkenazi Jews, etc. interesting. They provide really good models for teaching about recessive genes, inbreeding depression, genetic mutations, and disease inheritance. I've always been impressed with how willing most Amish communities are to participate in medical and scientific research. On top of that, it gives me reason to go back and practice my PA dutch and get a little shoo-fly pie and funnel cake.