Some people have denser, stronger bones.
You almost certainly don’t know what “low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 5 (LRP5)” is, but you don’t need to in order to appreciate it. It’s a protein that replaces bone matter as older cells die off. If you don’t have enough, you can get osteoporosis, but with a lot of LRP5, you enjoy more bone density, which means stronger bones.
Golden blood might be the rarest of them all.
In 1961, doctors discovered a rare mutation that leads to a blood type called Rh-null. It’s called “golden blood” because it can donate and match with any blood type. The catch? It’s EXTREMELY rare?
Like, right now there are only 10 people in the world who have it.
An extra rib might be inside you.
Strangely, this rare extra rib, as the diagram shows, actually turns up near the neck. They’re often different sizes, and the large ones can create comfort and mobility problems if they get too big in the wrong place.
5% of people have a tiny hole near their ear.
Back when living things had gills, the preauricular sinus, was common. But like that tendon from when people climbed trees, over time the trait has pretty much disappeared. But one in twenty people still have it. It’s not dangerous, but it’s kinda interesting!
Some people just need less sleep.
If you’re not a morning person, you might be able to blame genetics for not blessing you with “basic helix-loop-helix family, member e41 (called BHLHE41 or DEC2).”
The rare gene allows you to cycle through the sleep process faster than others, meaning you just need less sleep. That would be really nice, wouldn’t it?
Margaret Thatcher, Salvador Dali and Nikola Tesla all had this gene, and produced great work from the extra time awake.