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Conjoined twins Shivanath and Shivram Sahu caused quite a stir when they were born in India, with some people in their village worshipping them as divine incarnations. And while one doctor has said that it would be possible to separate the 12-year-olds, who were born joined at the waist, the duo are determined to remain together. Conjoined twins occur when the zygote, the initial cell formed by sexual reproduction, fails to completely separate. It is thought to occur in roughly one in every 50,000 births, but just one per cent make it to their first birthday and two-thirds are stillborn.
Photo credit: Arkapava Ghosh/Barcroft India

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Conjoined twins Shivanath and Shivram Sahu caused quite a stir when they were born in India, with some people in their village worshipping them as divine incarnations. And while one doctor has said that it would be possible to separate the 12-year-olds, who were born joined at the waist, the duo are determined to remain together. Conjoined twins occur when the zygote, the initial cell formed by sexual reproduction, fails to completely separate. It is thought to occur in roughly one in every 50,000 births, but just one per cent make it to their first birthday and two-thirds are stillborn.

Photo credit: Arkapava Ghosh/Barcroft India

Posted on April 10, 2014 at 8:31 PM
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Posted on November 1, 2013 at 10:51 PM
Ehlers–Danlos syndrome (EDS) is an inherited connective tissue disorder with different presentations that have been classified into several primary types. Naming and classifications prior to Beighton’s 2008 nosology, revised in 1997, can be considered obsolete. EDS is caused by a defect in the synthesis of collagen, specifically mutations in the COL5A and COL3A genes…
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Ehlers–Danlos syndrome (EDS) is an inherited connective tissue disorder with different presentations that have been classified into several primary types. Naming and classifications prior to Beighton’s 2008 nosology, revised in 1997, can be considered obsolete. EDS is caused by a defect in the synthesis of collagen, specifically mutations in the COL5A and COL3A genes…

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Posted on October 13, 2013 at 3:31 PM
Felix Wehrle, known as the elastic man, could stretch his skin unusually far because of a disorder known as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

Felix Wehrle, known as the elastic man, could stretch his skin unusually far because of a disorder known as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

Posted on October 12, 2013 at 3:31 PM
Anne Leak, an armless wonder.

Anne Leak, an armless wonder.

Posted on October 11, 2013 at 3:30 PM
Fanny Mills, the Ohio Bigfoot Lady, lived with Milroy disease until she died in 1899 at the age of 39.

Fanny Mills, the Ohio Bigfoot Lady, lived with Milroy disease until she died in 1899 at the age of 39.

Posted on September 10, 2013 at 3:31 PM
Millie McCoy and Christine McCoy (July 11, 1851 – October 8, 1912) were American conjoined twins who went by the stage names “The Two-Headed Nightingale” and “The Eighth Wonder of the World”…
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Millie McCoy and Christine McCoy (July 11, 1851 – October 8, 1912) were American conjoined twins who went by the stage names “The Two-Headed Nightingale” and “The Eighth Wonder of the World”…

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Posted on September 9, 2013 at 3:31 PM
General Tom Thumb was the stage name of Charles Sherwood Stratton (January 4, 1838 – July 15, 1883), a little person who achieved great fame under circus pioneer P.T. Barnum…
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General Tom Thumb was the stage name of Charles Sherwood Stratton (January 4, 1838 – July 15, 1883), a little person who achieved great fame under circus pioneer P.T. Barnum

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Posted on September 8, 2013 at 3:31 PM
Proteus syndrome, also known as Wiedemann syndrome (named after the German paediatrician Hans-Rudolf Wiedemann), is a congenital disorder that causes skin overgrowth and atypical bone development, often accompanied by tumors over half the body…
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Proteus syndrome, also known as Wiedemann syndrome (named after the German paediatrician Hans-Rudolf Wiedemann), is a congenital disorder that causes skin overgrowth and atypical bone development, often accompanied by tumors over half the body…

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Posted on September 7, 2013 at 3:31 PM

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Posted on August 24, 2013 at 4:00 PM