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2011-07-17 06:06:41

An international team of researchers has now uncovered the background to the development of the mole’s extra “thumb”: A bone develops in the wrist that stretches along the real thumb, giving the paw a bigger surface area for digging.

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2009-01-31 13:55:00

A baby born in San Francisco has six perfectly formed and functional fingers and toes on his hands and feet, say doctors at Saint Luke's Hospital.

2008-09-07 03:00:06

By Paetau, Anders Honkala, Heli; Salonen, Riitta; Ignatius, Jaakko; Kestila, Marjo; Herva, Riitta Abstract Hydrolethalus syndrome is a lethal malformation syndrome with a severe brain malformation, most often hydrocephaly and absent midline structures.

2006-01-12 13:15:00

If pregnant smokers need another reason to quit, a new study may have found it. The habit, researchers say, may raise the risk of having a baby with extra, missing or webbed fingers and toes.