2 We’re not talking about... The smurfsClinically depressed peopleFans of B.B. KingThe Blue Man Group
3 Ingesting elemental silver can also turn the skin blue Ingesting elemental silver can also turn the skin blue. This man, Paul Karason, rubbed colloidal silver on his face and skin many years ago to treat a skin condition, which made him slowly turn a bluish/grey color.
4 WHO ARE THEY?The "Blue People" are descendents of Martin Fugate, who suffered from a recessive gene which limits or stopsthe production of the enzyme diaphorase.
5 The lack of this enzyme gives people a blueish cast to their skin rather than pink. Few people still have this gene.
6 ResearchersTrudging up and down the hollows, fending off "the two mean dogs that everyone had in their front yard," the doctor and the nurse would spot someone at the top of a hill who looked blue and take off in wild pursuit. By the time they'd get to the top, the person would be gone.
15 Degree of BluenessRBC from the parents of blue people (obligate heterozygotes for the blue trait - Bb) do contain some NADH diaphorase activity but not as much as homozygotes (BB) for the normal allele.
16 Let’s make a PedigreeA chart of an individual's ancestors used in human genetics to analyzeMendelian inheritanceof certain traits, especially offamily diseases.