Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Gorgeous Photos Of Genetic Mutations That Are Truly Surprising.

Remember how Sally Field's character told Forrest Gump that life was like a box of chocolate? The same is true with genetics. You just don't know what you're going to get. You could have biracial parents and comes out looking fully Caucasian, or you could have a twin brother that looks like he was fathered by some other dude. Genetic quirks make life interesting, but dominant genes are like a Russian roulette. They control the outcome of your inherited traits, but you won't know the outcome until you're out of the oven. So here some pics that prove that genetic surprises can be oh so beautiful.

Dominant traits can create unique beauty features like piercing blue eyes that are almost too good to be true.

Many people assume that this caramel-skinned beauty is wearing contact lenses or uses Photoshop to give herself these eyes. Again, many people have misconceptions about the typical features of each race.

All she has to do is prove to people that her blue eyes are natural with this childhood photo.

Clearly, this young woman is her mother's daughter, and inherited the same gorgeous eyes. Usually a recessive blue-eyed gene remains recessive. But in this case, the blue-eyed gene overpowered the dominant brown-eyed gene.

Do you notice something unique and unusual about this red headed beauty?

It's all in the eyes. She has a condition called heterochromia, a condition which provides an excess or lack of melanin, causing one of the irises to have different colors. It can also affect hair and skin too.

Do you notice something unique and unusual about this red headed beauty?

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In some cases, sectoral heterochromia can be caused by injury, disease, and genetic mutations.

In this case, one iris can have two different shades, usually brown and hazel. This is can be caused by an excess of melanin or a lack of it. But the condition is rare and about 1 percent of the population is born with this this.

In some cases, sectoral heterochromia can be caused by injury, disease, and genetic mutations.

It's a common misconception that all Asian women have long dark hair.

The woman on the right is half Asian and half European, which gave her beautiful, almond shaped eyes with luscious red hair. Now how's that for a unique cultural and genetic twist?

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