Genetic Mutations That Have Gone Wrong

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Genetic mutations is something that cannot be changed or even tried to rectify as the results will be terrifying and scary. Even a single chromosome can change the life of a person in a good or a bad way.

In this article, we are here to share some cases of genetic mutations that have heart-breaking effects. These are the cases about how a single gene or chromosome can change the life of an individual.

These genetic mutation cases mentioned below are about the people who have struggled all through out their life to battle these effects. Some have survived and fought their battle bravely while some do live up with these effects for their life long.

Find out about these genetic mutation cases.


This is one of the most heart-breaking effect of genetic mutation. In this condition the person tends to overgrow hair all over the body. In few cases it is also names as werewolf syndrome.

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In this condition the person has growth of extra fingers which are sometimes functional and sometimes just there. This condition occurs one in every 1,000 births.

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Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis

This is an extremely rare disorder that makes people prone to widespread human papillomavirus. This infection causes scaly macules and papules growth on hand, feet and sometimes even face.

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Giant congenital Melanocytic

This condition generally appears on the torso of the body and it grows bigger. It is a congenital condition which is there since birth. It looks like overgrown hair but this condition causes benign tumours from faulty pigment cells.

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Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disorder (SCID)

Is a primary immunodeficiency, it puts the child on higher risk for infection. In this case the boy survived in a bubble for 12 years.

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Proteus Syndrome

This condition is also known as "Wiedemann syndrome". It is a rare congenital disorder that causes skin overgrowth and atypical bone development which causes tumors over half of the person's body.

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Treacher Collin Syndrome

This condition affects the facial bone and tissue development. It is believed to be a rare condition that effects just one in 50,000 people.

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This condition is also known as "lobster claw hand". This is a condition in which mutation of hands and feet occurs. With the prosthetic surgeries these days the patient can have some relief.

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Story first published: Thursday, April 14, 2016, 12:44 [IST]
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