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Baby Born In Bay Area With 12 Functioning Fingers, 12 Toes

This is a cool piece of news:

Baby Born In Bay Area With 12 Functioning Fingers, 12 Toes
DALY CITY, Calif. -- A Daly City couple is beaming after becoming the proud parents of a healthy but incredibly rare baby boy this month. Baby Kamani Hubbard has six-fully formed and functional fingers and toes on his hands and feet. It's called “polydactyly” -- extra digits -- not an uncommon genetic trait, but Bay Area doctors say they've never seen a case so remarkable.


I'm familiar with this phenomenon from Celtic lore -- some illustrations in the Book of Kells have six-fingered hands -- but this example is in an African-American family. It's nice that people generally seem accepting of the variation of human form.
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