Genetic Mutants with Super Powers

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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.

 

Genetic Mutants with Super Powers
Genetic Mutants with Super Powers

 

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

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Genetic Mutants with Super Powers – 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

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Genetic Mutants with Super Powers – 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

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Genetic Mutants with Super Powers- 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 genecalled 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

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Genetic Mutants with Super Powers – 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.

 

Super Endurance Mutation

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Genetic Mutants with Super Powers – Super Endurance Mutation

Finnish skier Eero Mäntyranta got himself into trouble with the Olympic Committee when they suspected him of blood-doping.

But it turns out he earned his 3 Olympic gold medals fair and square. In fact, Eero had a mutant gene that he shared with 50 other members of his family, that was highly sensitive to a hormone called EPO that increases red blood cell production when they exert themselves.

When they realized this was the reason for his super endurance abilities, they could see it on his face. As a consequence, people with this gene mutation have deeply red skin.

 

Super Strength Mutation

Genetic Mutants with Super Powers - Super Strength Mutation
Genetic Mutants with Super Powers – Super Strength Mutation

Every child likes to mimic their superheroes. Strangely enough, some can imitate Superman, Spiderman and The Incredible Hulk with a bit more accuracy than other kids.

Little Liam Hoekstra was doing expert gymnastic moves at 5 months of age, pull-ups at 8 months, and was going up and down the stairs at 9 months. Understandably, his shocked parents took him to medical specialists. Consequently, he was diagnosed with myostatin-related muscle hypertrophy. Liam’s low production of myostatin had lead to super muscle growth and super metabolism.

No doubt, bodybuilders are very interested in children like Liam to be studied by science so they can benefit from the results. Ultimately it could potentially lead to their own improved capacity to increase their muscle mass.

 

Super Memory Mutation

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Genetic Mutants with Super Powers – Super Memory Mutation

People with Hyperthymesia have super powered memories – so accurate and detailed are their memory powers. You can give them a random date and time and they will recall for you exactly what they were doing, where they were, what the scenery looked like, and who said what!

Consequently, you wouldn’t want to be caught committing a crime around them! No doubt the judge and jury will have no trouble convicting you based on their evidence.

Actress Marilu Henner starred in the 70s TV show Taxi. She had this condition. It causes a person’s brain’s caudate nucleus and temporal lobe in be enlarged.

 

 

 

 

Party Hard Mutation

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Genetic Mutants with Super Powers – Party Hard Mutation

Some people seem to party hard their whole lives.  Ironically, no one can work out how the drugs and alcohol haven’t claimed their lives. Everyone is so astounded that the likes of Keith Richards are still around. Moreover, this is despite him living his rock and roll lifestyle even at 73.

Richards hasn’t had his genes tested (as far as we know). However, fellow rocker and hard party man Ozzy Osborne did. Geneticists were shocked to see that he had gene variants they had never seen before.

These variants alter the way Ozzy’s body handles drug intake. They also give him the ability to not have gone deaf. Ironically, this is despite the years of loud music blasting into his ears. The geneticists have claimed that Ozzy literally has Neanderthal genes.


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