Cases of genetic mutation in the womb are becoming more common these days these. And since it is not very normal and the awareness is extremely low people end up freaking out when they see an example of a genetic mutation. One of the recent cases of genetic mutation comes from the Phillipenes wherein a foetus of a goat seems to have a suffered a genetic mutation in the womb and when the goat gave birth to the baby it turned out to look like a half pig and half goat baby. This ‘half pig half human creature’ was born of Philippinian farmer's goat. Pig-Human Baby Born in Kenya is Fake! Hybrid Animal is a Silicone Sculpture Created by an Italian Artist (See Viral Pics).
The incident took place at a small farm in Sultan Kudarat, wherein the mother goat went into labour earlier this month and gave birth to two babies this week. The babies were born via C-section and the goat is said to have died after giving birth to ‘half pig half human creature.’ Experts believe that the mother goat could have possibly contracted a disease called Rift Valley fever from mosquito bites.
Here's how ‘half pig half human creature’ looks like.
What is a Genetic Mutation?
According to U.S. National Library of Medicine, A gene mutation is a permanent change in the DNA sequence that makes up a gene of the newborn. These alterations could be a sequence different from what is found in most people. There are various types of Mutations and they can affect anywhere from a single DNA building block (base pair) to a large segment of a chromosome that includes multiple genes.
The cases of genetic mutations are becoming more common these days among the animals, the U.S. National Library of Medicine says, 'Most disease-causing gene mutations are uncommon in the general population. However, other genetic changes occur more frequently. Genetic alterations that occur in more than 1 percent of the population are called polymorphisms. They are common enough to be considered a normal variation in the DNA.'