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Saturday, March 17, 2018

The kid with the finger 31 was born in China

A Chinese family was born a boy with a rare form of an unusual genetic abnormalities — polydactyly, or Megaplast. He has 31 finger, including 15 fingers and 16 toes. At the hands of the three children two hands, but no thumbs.

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The child’s mother, working at the factory, also has the “extra” fingers — one on each hand and foot. As told the boy’s father, Zhou Chenglin, parents suspected that their child may inherit from the mother polydactyly, however, in three large hospitals they were assured that no abnormalities of the embryo are not observed.

Now the mother and father of the child trying to get financial assistance from local charities. They hope to raise from 100 thousand to 500 thousand yuan (approximately from 20 thousand to 100 thousand dollars), to pay for the surgery that could correct the consequences of genetic abnormalities. According to parents, this will allow their son in the future to avoid both social and more applied problems related to owning an excessive number of fingers.

Recorded in the China case is not a record, although such close: the “megapolis” person is born in 2010, a resident of India, Akshat Saxe, at birth, who had 34 fingers 7 on the hands and 10 on his feet. By the way, it is “the record” was the other boy from China with 31 fingers.

Polydactyly is the anatomical deviation, which is characterized by the “extra” fingers and toes. At the moment, scientists described 4 genes that cause polydactyly is GLI3, ZNF141, MIPOL1 and PITX1. According to some, such deformation of the extremities at birth was observed in about one out of 5 thousand people. She also are exposed to many mammals, including cats and dogs. Some animals — such as cats breed pixie-Bob, — mnogopartiinosti is not considered a deviation, as an option standards.

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