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Super Baby

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

  1. azert

    azert Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 29, 2003 Messages: 1,798 Likes Received: 35
    Full story

    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.
     
  2. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

    Joined: Oct 6, 2004 Messages: 19,229 Likes Received: 30
    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.
     
  3. wiseguy

    wiseguy Elite Member

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  4. Brewster Baker

    Brewster Baker 12oz Loyalist

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  5. oneeightyone

    oneeightyone Senior Member

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    if i can harness the power of the superbaby, i can rule the world.
     
  6. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

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    mutants? ha-ha...maybe he'll join the x-men.
     
  7. GamblersGrin

    GamblersGrin Elite Member

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  8. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

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  9. ubejinxed

    ubejinxed Veteran Member

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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.
     
  10. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

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