rs916977 is part of a haplotype spanning 166kB on chromosome 15, defined by 13 SNPs listed below, found in 97% of all Caucasians with blue eyes. In this haplotype, variations in rs1129038 and rs12913832 are relatively common in Caucasians though rare among other ethnic groups.[PMID 18172690, PMID 18252221]
The "h-1" haplotype found in homozygous state in 97% of individuals with blue eye color is composed as follows [PMID 18172690]:
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