8 Beautiful Human Appearance Features That Are Actually Genetic Mutations

Technically speaking, we’re all mutants because everything that makes us human from our thumbs to our brain is a cause of mutations long in our evolutionary past.


But, some mutations are rarer than others. Down below you have eight beautiful human mutations due to rare genetic anomalies. Check them out.

1. Double eyelashes

Distichiasis is a “disorder where you have a second row of eyelashes which makes your lashes very thick. You basically grow hair where you were supposed to have oil gland on your waterline. Sometimes this is a great advantage but sometimes just a plain inconvenience. Imagine to grown eyelashes into your eyes.

2. Piebaldism

People who have this mutation, melanin-producing melanocyte cells are missing some specific areas of skin. And almost everyone with this “disorder” has a white streak in their hair at the hairline. They also have white patches on their body and often they’re symmetrical across the body.


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3. Heterochromia

This means that you will have different colors in your eyes and there are three types: complete heterochromia where both your eyes are different colors, segmental heterochromia, only the part of one iris is a different color and central heterochromia which means there are different-colored spikes radiating out from the pupil.


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4. Cleft chin

This attractive mutation is caused by a bone development failure. This happens when two halves of the jawbone can’t fuse properly. There are no real negative effects here but we’re not sure how it’s inherited. However, men are the ones more likely to have cleft chain than women.


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5. Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a similar mutation like piebaldism which involves pigment-less patches of skin. But the difference is that people who have vitiligo, their patches often spread over time. Scientists are unsure why this happens even though some think it’s a condition triggered by environmental stress. Only 1% of the population has this mutation.


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6. Freckles

Freckles are actually a common mutation where people who have heavy freckles have a different kind of melanin than other people; photomelanin rather than eumelanin. Photomelanin is associated also with red hair so that’s why a lot of red heads have freckles.


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7. Eye color variation

This variation in human eye color from brown to pale green is one of the most beautiful traits. Blue eyes are a result of a single mutation between six and ten thousand years ago. In 2008, genetics traced the “blue eyes gene” back to a common ancestor who was born with this genetic switch that turned off pigment in the eyes.


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8. Tetrachromat vision

Most of us have three kinds of light-receiving cone cells that give us a better vision. Because the genes for cone pigments are on the X chromosomes, some think that women might be more likely to be tetrachromats (they are able to process more color variation than the average human.)

In a 2010 study, neuroscientist Dr. Gabriele Jordan was able to find a woman who displayed some signs of being a tetrachromat (i.e. increased color recognition)


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This rare mutation will make the world more beautiful to them.


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