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There are genetic mutations in the population today that can grant people some seemingly superhuman abilities.
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Sources:
MSTN - stronger muscles
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/the-man-of-steel-myostatin-and-super-strength/
http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa040933#t=article
https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/gene/MSTN#normalfunction
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1498/
http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1984-82502012000300003
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/store/10.1113/expphysiol.2012.065243/asset/eph1073.pdf?v=1&t=j1mbvm9e&s=cc218db59ef9337ad4c1baecfb2b099fc4bef4ed
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1698719/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3177043/

ACTN3 - fast-twitch muscles
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17289854
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gene/89
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26429734/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26148057
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0150594
https://www.wired.com/2008/11/the-actn3-sports-gene-test-what-can-it-really-tell-you/
http://muscle.ucsd.edu/musintro/fiber.shtml
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1180686/
http://jap.physiology.org/content/116/9/1197

LRP5 - stronger bones
https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/gene/LRP5#conditions
http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa013444#t=article
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0002929707605941
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S8756328205000165
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1359/jbmr.2003.18.6.960/full
https://www.snpedia.com/index.php/Rs1815739
http://www.jbc.org/content/281/50/38276
http://oregonstate.edu/dept/biochem/hhmi/hhmiclasses/biochem/lectnoteskga/jan29.html http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0063323
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Images:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MyostatinMutantWhippet.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Protein_ACTN3_PDB_1tjt.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:General_pathology;_from_the_11th_rev._German_ed._(1921)_(14578295997).jpg

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