Genetic mutation turns tot into Superboy
Somehow it just doesn't sound as if they found this baby by accident. It sounds more like a human experiment to me.DNA testing showed why: The boy has a genetic mutation that boosts muscle growth.
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.