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Aug 1 2017

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# Sections Shows Yahoo!-ABC News Network | 2017 ABC News Internet Ventures. All rights reserved. Genetics Solves Blue-Tinged Mystery Martin Fugate and family are shown in this undated, colorized black and white photo. Benjamin “Benjy” Stacy so frightened maternity doctors with the color of his skin — “as Blue as Lake Louise” — that he was rushed just hours after his birth in 1975 to University of Kentucky Medical Center. As a transfusion was being readied, the baby’s grandmother suggested to doctors that he looked like the “blue Fugates of Troublesome Creek.” Relatives described the boy’s great-grandmother Luna Fugate as …