Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Science: Bigger = Better...right?

These stories talk about animals with a fascinating mutation of the gene that codes for myostatin, a protein that counteracts muscle growth and promotes fat deposition. If you get one bad copy, you will be muscular. If you get two, you'll be the hulk.

Big Bitch.
Big Bull.
Big Baa.
Big Boy.
And, of course, Mighty Mouse.

This has caused a lot of buzz; a myostatin blocker could cause weight loss and massive muscle growth - but who knows at what cost?
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