7 Common Facial Features That Are Actually Genetic Mutations

If, upon hearing the word “mutant,” you’re the kind of person who starts to feel a little queasy or weirded out, you probably not the only one. This word tends to conjure up images of seriously distorted, misshapen X Men-style people with, like, multiple lips, four sets of eyes, and an arm in your chest. Or something.


But it’s not actually that scary! Some mutations are actually pretty common–and, in a lot of cases, they’re not actually that big a deal. Mutants are all around us, technically, in the form of (very common) genetic mutations that can manifest on the face. In fact, it’s possible that you could have a mutation on your face without even knowing it. So, check out these super common facial features that are actually genetic mutations:

Were you surprised by any of these features? Which ones? Let us know in the comments!

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