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10 people whose genetics make them look breathtakingly unique

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Humans are absolutely amazing creatures. Each one of us is unique. Every human being has their own personality, experiences, and characteristics. And, of course, we all look different too. Thanks to genetics, some of us have blond hair while others have black. Some people have blue eyes while others have green.

The people you’re about to see, however, have such unique genetics that they’re appearances are absolutely incredible.

 

1. Two-toned irises

Some of us dream of having different colored eyes than what we were born with. Those with light colored eyes usually want dark eyes and vice versa. Well, this person happens to have both. This person has heterochromia iridis, a genetic variation that causes multi-colored irises.

2. Unique hands

 

 

This person has only four fingers on their left hand, and instead of a thumb, it’s an index finger. It’s called symbrachydactyly and it’s a condition where a baby’s hand is underdeveloped in the womb. Some people have very small fingers, or in this case, missing one altogether.

3. One dark streak

 

Here’s an interesting condition where a dark streak of hair appeared seemingly out of nowhere. A white or light streak is called poliosis which is a lack of melanin. This, however, is increased melanin and is a type of birthmark.

4. Elf-like ears

This baby was born with Stahl’s ear, or as some like to call it, ‘Spock’s ear.’ It’s a deformity of the ear where extra cartilage creates a pointy ear shape. If found in the first few weeks of life, ear molding can correct it

5. Double-jointed

This person can grab things ‘backward’ thanks to being “double-jointed.” People who are double-jointed don’t actually have two joints, however, their joints can move beyond their normal range. Also known as hypermobility.

6. Extra toes

This little baby was born with 12 fingers and 12 toes. It’s a condition called polydactyly. The feet and hands are proportionate, they just happen to have one extra digit on each hand and foot.

7. Mirror-Hand Syndrome

This person has a syndrome that is so rare, less than 100 cases have been identified in human history. It’s called ulnar dimelia and it’s a congenital deformity where there is no thumb, the ulna is duplicated, and there are either seven or eight fingers on the hand.

8. Missing fingernail

This person was born without a fingernail on her right pointer finger. They clearly have a sense of humor about it and decided to put some googly eyes on it. The condition is called anonychia congenita and most people who have it are born without fingernails or toenails. However, for some people, like in this case, they are only missing one or partial nails are missing.

9. Half-faced freckles

Here’s a gentleman who happens to only have freckles on one half of his face. “It’s a very specific type of birthmark which started when you were an embryo,” dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra told another woman who had the same condition. “And the pigment cells in your neural crest, some of them actually developed a mutation or a change and as the cells migrated over, it actually affects only half the body. ‘That’s why there’s such a sharp cut off.”

10. Sudden white eyelashes

This person was 11-years-old when they woke up one morning and noticed half of their bottom and top eyelashes had turned white. The condition is called Vitiligo and happens when your immune system is weakened in a certain area causing a loss of pigment.

 

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