3 Genes That Give People Superpowers

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  • Published on May 22, 2017
  • There are genetic mutations in the population today that can grant people some seemingly superhuman abilities.
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    Sources:
    MSTN - stronger muscles
    blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/the-man-of-steel-myostatin-and-super-strength/
    www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa040933#t=article
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    ACTN3 - fast-twitch muscles
    www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17289854
    www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gene/89
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    jap.physiology.org/content/116/9/1197
    LRP5 - stronger bones
    ghr.nlm.nih.gov/gene/LRP5#conditions
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    Images:
    commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MyostatinMutantWhippet.jpg
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Comments • 1 231

  • King Pharaoh
    King Pharaoh 4 days ago

    Actually Myostatin can come with alot of health risks and injury risks. Their body's gain muscles so fast they cramp more often than a regular athlete. They get tissue tears from the muscle pulling hard on the tendor

  • Derek Von Hohenheim
    Derek Von Hohenheim 22 days ago

    My superppwer is mimicry. I copy, mimic and imitate people in my current environment.

  • Ray
    Ray Month ago

    Such an amazing episode!

  • Gruntzy
    Gruntzy Month ago

    I hope in the near future we'll be able to genetically modify ourselves to unlock these powers.

  • Hage Work
    Hage Work Month ago

    Muscle Hank: Origins

  • HauntedGhoul
    HauntedGhoul 2 months ago

    The Incredible Hank.

  • Kathrin Bauer
    Kathrin Bauer 2 months ago

    Wait, what's osteoperosis? (4:21)

  • youtube.com/jbulsa Bulsa
    youtube.com/jbulsa Bulsa 2 months ago +1

    MRC3- Superpowers for Ginger, Redheads!

  • Chip Kosboth
    Chip Kosboth 2 months ago

    Wolverine Hank... HOW IS THIS NOT EVERYWHERE?

  • Lauren Copeland
    Lauren Copeland 2 months ago

    THAT THUMBNAIL

  • depressed soul
    depressed soul 2 months ago

    Real muscle hank??

  • Chase B
    Chase B 2 months ago

    Im surprised the gene for unlimited stamina was not in this video, but I guess if its a list of three, you have to prioritize

  • 246810ufo
    246810ufo 3 months ago

    You could look like.that. get off the game of thrones . It's my secret

  • It’s Timy I have small Willy

    I jumped of a house rooth for fun with my friend but he chicked out but I only got a twisted ankle and I landed on concrete I have done so much stupid stuff but I have never broken a bone maybe I have that gernetic thing I do get growing pains almost every day

  • E jones
    E jones 3 months ago

    Hmm so it wasn't a mad scientist that Hank so big who knew

  • MUD PIE
    MUD PIE 3 months ago

    Yep. The guy who holds the record for strongest child was able to lift a couch completely off the ground when he was 5 years old

  • Durand Miller
    Durand Miller 3 months ago +2

    666k views

  • KlapAl0ng
    KlapAl0ng 4 months ago

    Now lets wait for Muscle Hank to comment.

  • KJ W
    KJ W 4 months ago

    I've had so many injurys and a lot of sould have been much worse that I why I came to this video

    And I don't lie about this to get attention what I said is true and I put this in the comments because everyone else's put stuff in the comments and I'm not one of those people that lie about this stuff to get attention

  • let'sNotMakeThisPersonal

    I know creators need sponsorships but come on.... This is a science show and hank damn well knows that genitic testing for location heritage has a massive margin of error. I will ignore the fact that health insurance companies get their way and gain access to that information they will adjust your rates accordingly.

  • Lembu Abraxas
    Lembu Abraxas 4 months ago

    Pay to send your DNA off to be analyzed and monetized.
    Who knows who will end up with your data?
    What a racket.

  • TacComControl
    TacComControl 4 months ago

    My mutation makes it so that whenever I take Benadryl, I can't sleep for several hours. Most people get drowsy. I get hyperactive. Also, my mutation causes me to have ADHD, nerve damage, and some form of autoimmune disorder that we still don't know what is. I think I'd rather have the superpowers.

  • rgerber
    rgerber 4 months ago

    Stand in front of a mirror and say Muscle Hank three times in the dark, then turn on the lights and be surprised! Be warned of the awesomeness!

  • Cody Vector
    Cody Vector 4 months ago

    I have the CT variant. Does that mean I should do a mix? CC is two copies and TT are no working copies

  • Ryan Martinez
    Ryan Martinez 5 months ago

    Baiscally if your Asian you don't have in in your blood ..gotta work for it alot more

  • DarklightSpirit
    DarklightSpirit 5 months ago

    why dont we give these people a harem??

  • Justin Crimaldi Knowledge & Wisdom Playlist

    The ridiculous part is that this guy is gonna say mutations... Everyone has different genetics. Doesnt mean there is a mutation. This type of crap is all bs. You would have to believe in all the bs theories like the big bang and evolution to come to these conclusions. So if you dont believe in theories. Then you shouldnt take people like this literal. Although hes very confident like most intellectuals. Thats only because he has mastered the ability to remember things you have read or been taught in school. Hes not even doing that. Hes reading a script. Come on yall. Wake up and stop acting like science is 100% correct. There is a more awesome reason why humans, animals and the planet exist and details behind it.

  • The Savage Method
    The Savage Method 5 months ago

    FYI The Ancestry tests vary widely depending on what company does it due to the database they use. Still a cool concept and a developing science.

  • A A
    A A 5 months ago

    MIKE TYSON HAD ALL 3 GENES

  • Brandon Naylor
    Brandon Naylor 5 months ago

    How evolution should have made us...but chose not to...sucks

  • Jesse Lapides
    Jesse Lapides 5 months ago

    woah wait can you get muscle cancer then??

  • Vaughnik
    Vaughnik 5 months ago

    I have fast twitch muscle fibers according to 23&me

  • MaestroRigale
    MaestroRigale 5 months ago

    Hey, y’all, I love y’all’s videos. I just wanted to mention that the bone density disease is called “osteoporosis,” not “osteoperosis.” The misspelled word is at approximately 4 minutes 20 seconds.

  • SnahLhug
    SnahLhug 5 months ago

    So, are we just going to ignore the fact that muscle Hank's comment isn't the top one?

  • killi mimes
    killi mimes 5 months ago

    Wolverine Hank....WHank!

  • CMDR Budman1ao
    CMDR Budman1ao 5 months ago

    23 and me... How they persuaded (conned) a lot of the population to give up their DNA willingly. Stay tuned for further developments.

  • Eazy_Lifeb TV
    Eazy_Lifeb TV 5 months ago

    I’m superior I have all 3

  • Dirty Wash
    Dirty Wash 5 months ago

    I did 23 and me. Turns out it was very unlikely that my grandparents died in childhood.

  • Anthony Bane
    Anthony Bane 5 months ago

    I have a superpower: I have never had a hangover

  • Brandi Law
    Brandi Law 6 months ago

    if 23 and me is going to pay ME to get my personal DNA info, then maybe. Maybe i'll do it. I don't feel that me paying for them to have that kind of sensitive and important info is reasonable.

  • Mr Temporal
    Mr Temporal 6 months ago

    *Muscle Hank walk in*
    AYE AYE AYE AYE


    Jealous that I thought of this first, Justin Y.?

  • MalcolmCooks
    MalcolmCooks 6 months ago +7

    Top 5 Characters who could defeat Thanos:
    5) Bugs Bunny
    4) Shaggy
    3) Po (Kung Fu Panda)
    2) Smash Bros. Isabelle
    1) *Muscle Hank*

  • Voidplusaverylongusernamethatsomehowexistswhy

    Is there a gene that gives you the ability to eat anything to copy their abilities?

  • Katy Bechníková
    Katy Bechníková 6 months ago +1

    Lactose tolerance is pretty awesome superpower, if you ask me.

  • I have to wait 90 days to change my name

    Down syndrome man!

  • Don't, Jim Angius
    Don't, Jim Angius 7 months ago +1

    What, this is the only video without a comment from muscle hank?

  • HARUSKAH haruskah
    HARUSKAH haruskah 7 months ago

    ACTN3

  • SSS S
    SSS S 7 months ago +1

    Is there a mutation for IQ?

  • Andrew Ross
    Andrew Ross 8 months ago

    1:29 The birth of Muscle Hank.

  • Becker AS
    Becker AS 8 months ago

    I doctor did a test on me 2 years ago and i had 10% body fat, 20% more muscle mass than the average male my age. Does that mean im a mutant? keeping in mind that i do not do any physical exercise whatsoever.

  • Şahin yaşar
    Şahin yaşar 8 months ago

    I want this superpower to my next child

  • Slobodan Gligorijevic
    Slobodan Gligorijevic 9 months ago

    I have used 7mg of Follistatin344 until now and IT WORKS CRAZY!!!!

  • Lirei Taichen
    Lirei Taichen 9 months ago

    And this, is the video that have revealed Muscle Hank to the world, and he was flexing on dem haters ever since.
    *And when flexing didnt work, he punched them in the face.*

  • Gaagnello
    Gaagnello 9 months ago

    @scishow arent you from crash course

  • JUST looking around
    JUST looking around 9 months ago

    What if someone was born with all 3? Captain America?

  • Elizabeth Shaw
    Elizabeth Shaw 10 months ago

    I also have extremely thick bones due to my disorder which no one else in the world has and I don't think it's been named yet. They did a bone biopsy in my sternum and the doctors feet came off the ground trying to get the needle in. Once it was in he said he could have hug me from the ceiling and the needle wouldn't have come out on its own. Something great to be known for in the New England Journal of Medicine. I have been in there several times.

  • l8tapex
    l8tapex 10 months ago

    Well my dna test result said I had the ACTN3 gene. As a kid I was awesome in dodgeball ..lol, long distance running pretty good, sprinting faster than other white guys... and fast jab in the ring. Didnt help with anything in adulthood. whats the point.? Id rather win the Powerball.

  • Kleandros S
    Kleandros S 10 months ago

    i have great muscle genes but not really good hormones

  • WolfenHoweller
    WolfenHoweller 10 months ago

    I think i have the first one, i get stronger without working out i weigh 187 but look 140

  • Theawesomeg
    Theawesomeg 10 months ago

    And thus, muscle hank was born

  • Michael Zamora
    Michael Zamora 10 months ago +1

    Hank . You're sexy either way but I much prefer you as a twiggy, pasty, nerd. Just gently whisper the law of relativity in my ear please. Lol

  • Jose O.
    Jose O. 10 months ago

    I think I might have the last one

  • Cody Call
    Cody Call 10 months ago +1

    Ok so why is it when I’m in a decent mood and am asked to lift or move something and I give it my best to the point of shaking through my entire body. Yet, make me mad and I can do twice what was asked before? Can’t blame it all on adrenaline. So? Just wondering. Is it a life or flight? Isn’t that adrenaline?

  • Siddharth ravi kumar
    Siddharth ravi kumar 10 months ago

    Can u make a video on “techniques/methods scientists have developed to increase their productivity

  • Eli Diamond
    Eli Diamond 10 months ago

    Chandra Suresh likes this

  • Nogghan
    Nogghan 11 months ago

    is a chemical dump what occurs after one eats Mcdonalds?

  • Cynthia Thibodeau
    Cynthia Thibodeau 11 months ago

    and nobody talk about gene 11.2b :) this gene is kinda special too ,but there is not enough studies of it .

  • Mr Temporal
    Mr Temporal 11 months ago

    So, this is the infamous Muscle Hank video

  • James Astley 009
    James Astley 009 11 months ago

    The Classic That Started It All

  • dragonswamp animations
    dragonswamp animations 11 months ago

    I clicked just for hank green with muscles

  • Diana Arrubla
    Diana Arrubla 11 months ago

    And the muscle hank was born

  • M H S
    M H S 11 months ago

    Where's muscle Hank

  • Natatron
    Natatron 11 months ago

    I have the speed gene! Thanks to 23andMe health telling me. I have the ACTN3 - CC gene. Now I know why I was always the fastest sprinter in my schools.

    • Gregory Msuya
      Gregory Msuya 7 months ago

      your son could be the next usain bolt

  • Jeanluk Volker
    Jeanluk Volker 11 months ago

    Having the muscle mutation, a 5 star diet, and extensive physical training will make you able to perform impossible feats

  • Joshy boy
    Joshy boy 11 months ago

    Where's Muscle Hank?