"A gene pool is like a gumball machine containing red, blue, yellow, and green balls (alleles). For 25 cents and a turn of the knob, two gumballs are dispensed from the machine. Two red gumballs, a red and a blue, a yellow and a green, or any of the other possible color combination may result from any one gumball purchase."
"The gene pool is like a refrigerator full of cartons of different kinds of milk ... "
"Having a diverse gene pool is like having a large toolbox filled with tools that you don't use daily but that someday you might need "
"My sister is in an interracial relationship (my family's gene pool is like a fruit punch) and I haven't heard any problems from her end. "
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