There are real genetic mutants with super powers walking the earth!
Genetic mutants who are real-life X-men, and X-women, actually walk the earth. Strangely enough, they have unbelievable abilities and insanely powerful bodies. Ultimately, it’s all in the genes, and with the advent of genetic testing and studies.
What Causes Gene Mutation?
Scientists can find the source of these super human superpowers, potentially unlocking the code to find out how the rest of us mortals might be able to also develop super powers too. There are many scientific studies which examine mutant genes in humans and reveal the secrets to their powers.
Presumably, you may be wondering how to be a mutant with superpowers. What are mutants? It is a lot more complicated than getting an injection or taking medication to mutate into an x-person.
People may have inherited their mutant genes. Sometimes mutations occur early on in fetal development. In addition, severe environmental factors may alter a person’s genes. Not all mutations are favorable.
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!
Types of Human Mutations:
Unbreakable Bone Mutation
In the 2000 film “Unbreakable”, Bruce Willis’s character is the sole survivor of a deadly train crash. As a consequence, he discovers he has superpowers. One particular aspect of his superhuman abilities is 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.
As a result, this gene also caused 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. Regrettably, we usually pay a heavy price for 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. As a result, both women only needed around 6 hours of sleep per night. In fact, they 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.
Super Speed Mutation
When geneticists studied a group of power athletes and elite sprinters, they came across a genetic mutation that gives these super fast sportspeople the extra edge.
They discovered the “sports gene” called ACTN3, which causes these athletes’ bodies to create a special protein called alpha-actinin-3 that speeds up the flexing and tensing of muscles during sprinting.
Super Flexibility Mutation
Once stars of side-shows, now many become movie stars thanks to a genetic disorder that allows them to contort their bodies in unimaginable ways and into inconceivable places.
Marfan Syndrome and its related syndrome Ehlers-Danlos cause a person’s collagen to be structured radically differently. Ultimately, this enables a super-elasticity of the skin and joints. People like Javier Botet, Daniel Browning Smith, and Gary “Stretch” Turner have exploited their flexibility to earn a living through performing.
Sadly, this syndrome can turn out to be life-threatening due to how it affects the heart.
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