Ben and Angela Ihegboro

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Amazing Unique gene mutation

#TBT: Black parents give birth to white baby: Beauty of God (Nmachi) – The birth of a completely white baby girl, Nmachi, by a Nigerian couple has not stopped generating diverse reactions.

When Angela Ihegboro first saw her newborn daughter, she was “speechless.” “She’s a miracle baby,” the 35-year-old mother said. Baby Nmachi is a blue-eyed, blond-haired white baby born to two black Nigerian immigrant parents at a London hospital. Genetics experts don’t believe in miracles, but they didn’t have any simple answers to the mystery of baby Nmachi.

 

They offered three theories: She’s the result of a gene mutation unique to her. If that is the case, Nmachi would pass the gene to her children — and they, too, would likely be white. She’s the product of long-dormant white genes, passed on to her by her parents, that might have been carried by their predecessors for generations without surfacing until now. While doctors have said Nmachi is not an outright albino, or lacking in all pigment, they added that the child may have some kind of mutated version of the genetic condition — and that her skin could darken over time. Astonishing!

Does anyone know where Nmachi Ihegboro is now?  We would love to here from them we can’t wait to see how cute she has become.

Credit: World News/Africa News/Nigeria News/The SUN