Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Ubërbaby über alles

Today the nursery, tomorrow the world!

"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... New England Journal of Medicine, represents the first documented human case of such a mutation."

[Linda Johnson, CNEWS, 6.24.03]
Read the full story here

[Thanks to Mark of Marina del Rey.] [Image from MountEverest.net.]

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