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We're all mutants, say scientists

Posted on Sunday, 6 September, 2009 | Comment icon 13 comments

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New research has shown that we are all in fact mutants with at least 100 new mutations in the DNA of each of us, a find that may help scientists better understand the evolutionary process and help develop new medical treatments.

"Each of us has at least 100 new mutations in our DNA, according to research published in the journal Current Biology."

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Comment icon #4 Posted by www375 on 6 September, 2009, 16:01
Comment icon #5 Posted by behaviour??? on 6 September, 2009, 16:44
Actually they are not stealing....when you use the 'Post News' it is being hoisted for UM-bot to put it in the main page news of the section and is put if he likes it and finds it fit to be put in there.... Thanks B???
Comment icon #6 Posted by Samuronin on 7 September, 2009, 13:03
So does this mean I can join the X-men??
Comment icon #7 Posted by SpiderCyde on 7 September, 2009, 20:55
U got any skillz? lol
Comment icon #8 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 8 September, 2009, 14:22
Only if you have an adamantium coated skeleton with retractable claws! Oh wait... We already have one of those!
Comment icon #9 Posted by ninjadude on 9 September, 2009, 3:44
that wasn't a mutation. His mutation was nearly unlimited healing ability.
Comment icon #10 Posted by SpiderCyde on 10 September, 2009, 16:27
+ heightened senses.
Comment icon #11 Posted by _Libby on 10 September, 2009, 17:32
"We're all mutants". I got taught this in biology last year. Nothing new.
Comment icon #12 Posted by SQLserver on 10 September, 2009, 19:02
Just joking. Additionally, what is with the title? "We're all mutants"? This has been pretty much completely accepted by the scientific community for over a century.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Denethor on 10 September, 2009, 22:52
I have no bodily odour.

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