Comments:Baby in California born with 12 functioning fingers and toes, in a rare case of polydactylism

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as much as a find the body of the story interesting and newsworthy i am never a great fan of using the "Holy Bible" as a source or quote.....seems much like an advertorial for christianity than news..i dont understand what relevance it has to the story...especially having it in bold highlighted boxes.Bjornengelhardt (talk) 09:15, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

Six FingersEdit

The best thing to become is a piano player or a guitar player-- 07:33, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Favorable trait?Edit

If this is a favorable trait to survival, maybe he and his descendants will create enough offspring that eventually over hundreds of thousands of years all humans will be born with 12 fingers and toes. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:11, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

it it a dominate gene?Edit

you told us how it was more likely to occure in black males, but never did say if it was a dominate gene or not? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Weirdjrc (talkcontribs) 15:53, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

postaxial polydactylEdit

I was born with 6 fingers and 6 toes on each hand / foot, but they were removed at birth - I am a white male. My son, was born with 6 fingers on each hand, non functioning. My twin daughters we born 18 months later (non-identical) both had 6 fingers on each hand, non functioning, but one had 6 toes on each foot that were fully formed.

All digits were removed in their 1st year, mainly for safety, as they were non-functioning, we felt they could get caught and damaged. The functioning toes were removed because we felt that she might be picked on at school for being "different". Recently, (she, is now 30 months old) the joint where they were removed is causing her discomfort, and it looks larger than the other toe joints. My parents said that my toes started to re-grow as an infant - I'm not quite sure on this - I will keep a close eye.

Also, no-one in my immediate family (except the kids) have this - not my siblings, nor my parents, or their parents.