You are here
Home > Posts tagged "Bearded Lady"

Genes of the ‘bearded lady’ decoded

In the mid-1800s, Julia Pastrana became famous in circus freakshows as the "bearded lady". Now scientists have discovered the genetic mutations that caused her condition. The disorder, known as congenital generalized hypertrichosis terminalis (CGHT) with gingival hypertrophy, is characterized by excessive growth of dark hairs all over the body , distorted

Top