Every person is born with a set of genes that determine their appearance. There is usually little that can be done to change genetics other than external surgery. However, some people are born with very unique genes that make them stand out from the people around them. Whether you consider this difference a blessing or a curse, you’ll love this amazing list of rare genes that show just how remarkable your genes are.
Polio in the family
Have you ever heard the word polio? Also known as Poliosis circumscripta, it is a unique genetic condition that causes prominent white streaks in the hair (usually another dark color). This mother passed her unique genetic condition on to her children, as shown in this photo. They both have dark brown-black hair that is rocky with a bright white streak down the middle.
When you see this hair color, it’s hard not to think of Cruella De Vil from 101 Dharma. But it would be a shame to turn this hair into a villain! This is unique and beautiful hair.
Everyone knows the phrase “the eyes are the windows to the soul”. Imagine that your doctor tells you that you have the strangest eyes you have ever seen. This woman is one such case, and she has sunflowers and reticulations on her eyes. Not only do her eyes have a very unique color (it’s not every day you see yellow eyes), but they also have a very unique design.
This shows that there is no limit to the uniqueness of people in the world. If we think that there are only a few different eye colors, here is what we find
A combination of vitiligo and heterochromia.
If you ever suspected that every person is very unique, this is the proof. This person was born with vitiligo and heterochromia. Vitiligo is a condition in which white patches appear on the skin due to a lack of melanin (the pigment in the skin). Heterochromia is a condition in which a person has two different colors of eyes. This person has a combination of white patches on his skin and brown and blue eyes.
He is truly one of the most unique looking people in the world. Once you meet him, you won’t soon forget this face. He is very recognizable.
Meet the twin with two thumbs.
The odds of having two thumbs are only one in a thousand, also known as anterior axial polydactyly. This man was stunned to see the exact same thing when he received a delivery from an Uber delivery man and handed over the bag. Such a possibility is extremely rare and must be a pretty exciting time.
Technically, the chances are one in a thousand, but when you consider the people who have had surgery to fix it, it seems much less, all things considered.
The face of heterochromia
She’s not the only one with heterochromia, but this rare condition never ceases to amaze and take our breath away. Who doesn’t like people with heterochromia, just like everyone loves a husky with heterochromia? The color of this woman’s eyes is already considered quite unusual, but more importantly, her eyes are two shades of the same color, a true genetic miracle.
The shadows in both of her eyes appear unrealistic. Her left eye is almost reddish-brown and her right eye is greenish-yellow. This combination is stunning.
Large eyes in Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome
Large eyes are a symbol of beauty and are usually considered a good thing. This girl was born with very large eyes due to Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome. According to her parents, people tried to praise her in public, but they didn’t know how to respond. Or should they receive a constant stream of praise?
This is a very rare occurrence, and her parents want their daughter to grow up knowing how beautiful she is, despite her impairment.
Vitiligo on the entire face
Vitiligo is a more common disease than people realize. This disease causes white patches to appear throughout the body due to a lack of melanin, the pigmentation of the skin. Only certain areas of the skin lack melanin, such as the person’s face, giving it a distinctive mottled appearance. It can also affect the color of the hair, like the white patches on the beard.
While some people may find this disease embarrassing, it can actually enhance a person’s beauty. Many models with vitiligo are now appearing on stage and embracing it has helped their careers.
Hutchinson-Gilford Syndrome – Rapidly Aging Children
For some people, their greatest fear in life is premature aging. Many people take every possible measure, including surgery, to slow the aging process. What is less well known, however, is a syndrome called Hutchinson-Gilford syndrome or premature neonatal aging, which accelerates the aging process in infants. Within the first two years of life, they can age to the point where they can be mistaken for an elderly person.
Sadly, their bodies age very quickly, not at the same rate as their brains, and they often have to deal with arthritis, dementia, and often die at a very young age, only a few years old.
Map of the area around vitiligo
Vitiligo is actually quite common, as this list alone shows. It is estimated that it affects 0.5-1% of the world’s population. While some people are ashamed of their lack of color or discoloration of their skin, others choose to accept and love it. This person painted and outlined her vitiligo markings, making her hands look like exotic, attractive giraffes.
This is one way to deal with the disease. Instead of trying to hide it, make it stand out. Show the world that you are not ashamed, but proud.
Pictures of chromosomal abnormalities
Heterochromia has been described a few times, but did you know that there is partial heterochromia? More specifically, instead of having two colored eyes, there are two colors in one eye. This can lead to a very attractive appearance, as in the picture, where one eye has a combination of bright blue and green.
Usually, the eyes are divided in the middle or fairly evenly. The color distinction is also very clear and cannot be missed.
Failure of collagen production in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
Collagen is a popular term in the beauty world these days. Everyone is recommending some sort of collagen supplement to enhance the beauty of the skin and reduce wrinkles. Everyone wants to look younger and they believe that collagen can help. However, there are people around the world who suffer from a connective tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), which interferes with the body’s ability to produce collagen.
People with this disorder have been found to develop premature wrinkles and their skin loses its natural elasticity. There may be some truth to the collagen craze and obsession.
The most unique birthmarks
People have a variety of birthmarks. Sometimes they are hidden in almost invisible parts of the body, or they suddenly appear on someone’s face. The little beauties we all know and love are usually very popular, but have you ever seen an amazing birthmark like this one? This boy has a very unique birthmark on his face, right next to one eye.
It is a truly unique birthmark that guarantees that no one else has a similar birthmark. This boy will grow up knowing that he has a very cool and unique appearance.
Natural born with pointed ears
Have you ever dressed up as a fairy for Halloween and had to buy pointy ears to complete the look? People with Williams syndrome are born with pointy ears and therefore do not need to purchase these ears. Williams syndrome is a very specific genetic condition that primarily affects the ears, but may also affect other parts of the body, including the lips, chin, nose and cheeks.
While it may be good for individuals to not have to buy pointy ears for their Halloween costumes, it can also be unsettling for those around them to see.