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Super Baby

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by azert, Jun 24, 2004.

  1. azert

    azert 12oz Senior Member

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    Super Baby

    Discussion started by azert - Jun 24, 2004

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    By LINDA A. JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer

    Somewhere in Germany is a baby Superman, born in Berlin with bulging arm and leg muscles. Not yet 5, he can hold seven-pound weights with arms extended, something many adults cannot do. He has muscles twice the size of other kids his age and half their body fat. DNA testing showed why: The boy has a genetic mutation that boosts muscle growth

    The discovery, reported in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine (news - web sites), represents the first documented human case of such a mutation.


    Many scientists believe the find could eventually lead to drugs for treating people with muscular dystrophy and other muscle-destroying conditions. And athletes would almost surely want to get their hands on such a drug and use it like steroids to bulk up.


    The boy's mutant DNA segment was found to block production of a protein called myostatin that limits muscle growth. The news comes seven years after researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore created buff "mighty mice" by "turning off" the gene that directs cells to produce myostatin.

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    Crazy.... at least we're finally evolving. Now this kid just needs to have at least 100 babies, and we'll be good in a couple hundred years. Unless his mutation does have a dramatic effect on his health that is.
     
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    I got sumtin' to say, and I need the world to hear it. I'm a lyricologist. I can rap about anything. Shrink, shrink. Blinkity-blink. Tried to make me think. Wanna go to my sink. And vomit. Clean it up wit' Comet. Earth is my planet. See? I'm the shiznit.
     
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    wiseguy - Replied Jun 24, 2004

    thats rad!
     
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    if i can harness the power of the superbaby, i can rule the world.
     
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    SteveAustin - Replied Jun 24, 2004

    mutants? ha-ha...maybe he'll join the x-men.
     
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    sci fi
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    it's going to suck, he's going to be examined and poked and harrassed by scientists for the rest of his life.
     
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    xmen 2 sucked.
     
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