Real life X-men, and X-women, actually walk the earth, with unbelievable abilities and insanely powerful bodies. It’s all in the genes, and with the advent of genetic testing and studies.
Scientists can find the source of these super human super powers, potentially unlocking the code to find out how the rest of us mortals might be able to also develop super powers too. Below we have brought together a list of some of these amazing abilities that some of our fellow humans have exhibited, that wow the rest of us with disbelief!
Unbreakable Bone Mutation
In the 2000 film “Unbreakable”, Bruce Willis’s character is the sole survivor of a deadly train crash, who discovers he has superpowers. One particular aspect of his superhuman abilities are his unbreakable bones.
In 2002, Yale Professors Richard P. Lifton and Karl L. Insogna tested a family of 20 members in Connecticut, the majority of whom possessed a mutant gene that gives them abnormally dense bones that are resistant to breakage. This gene also causes them to be incapable of developing osteoporosis in old age. They are hoping to develop medicines that can imitate their genetic mutation and help people who suffer from osteoporosis.
Less Sleep Mutation
While some of us don’t get enough sleep at night, and push ourselves to exist on considerably less than the recommended 8 hours, we usually pay a heavy price with our health and mental state.
But there are some people with genetic mutations that cause them to exist healthily on less sleep. Two women were discovered by scientists at the University of California to have a rare gene, that is associated with circadian rhythms, during a sleep studies program. Both women only needed around 6 hours of sleep per night, and woke full of so much energy that they packed a heavy schedule right from the early hours of the morning.
Scientists are hoping to develop treatments for sleep disorders like insomnia, with these findings.
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