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Rare Genetic Condition Gives Boy Super Strength

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Interesting piece from CBS News about a boy with Myotonic Hypertrophy. This disorder, caused by a mutation of one or both MTSN genes, results in extreme strength and muscularity in children. Further research could lead to treatments for muscular dystrophy, cancer or other conditions. More information about myostatin-related muscle hypertrophy can be found on the Genetics Home Reference section at the NIH.

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