3 Genes That Give People Superpowers

  • 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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    MSTN - stronger muscles
    ACTN3 - fast-twitch muscles
    LRP5 - stronger bones
    oregonstate.edu/dept/biochem/hhmi/hhmiclasses/biochem/lectnoteskga/jan29.html journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0063323

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  • king james488
    king james488 10 days ago

    why is muscle hank in my recommended feed 2 years later?! WHERE ARE YOU MUSCLE HANK!?

  • carson mayo
    carson mayo 11 days ago

    Look up jo Cameron. She is a Scottish grandma that has a gene that reduces the amount of an enzyme called fatty acid amide hydroxylase (FAAH). This leads to a large amount of the Endocannabinoid neurotransmitter "anandamide" building up in your brain. Because of this jo Cameron is almost completely immune to pain and anxiety.

  • Jacob Staten
    Jacob Staten 14 days ago

    When we get CRISPR working on humans, hypertrophic muscle mass should just become a standard augmentation.

  • John Cliff Alvarez
    John Cliff Alvarez 18 days ago

    I sooooo want to hack my genes for this.

  • John Doe
    John Doe 20 days ago

    I have the ACTN3 gene expressed, found out with a 23andme health test. I also have joint problems at the age of 35 and wonder if this has anything to do with it.
    Almost like I have this extra sprinting and short burst power for my size, 5'10" and 160lbs-ish. My shoulders are done for, hips are blown out, knees are starting to go now, neck pain and tingling, lower back, pretty much all over hurts in some way. I wonder if my bones and soft tissue have been negatively effected because of the extra stress/load I have always been able to put on them.

    ELEMENT DRONE 20 days ago

    I'm convinced I have alpha-actinin-3 but with a mutation that boosts my output off adrenaline in burst like fashion.

  • Samuel Carmona
    Samuel Carmona 29 days ago

    Where is Muscle Hank?

  • gaming tv
    gaming tv Month ago

    Im 15 and ive never broken a bone

    • gaming tv
      gaming tv 22 days ago

      нерушимый аккаунт :D no u might have the LRP5 bone condition like me

    • нерушимый аккаунт :D
      нерушимый аккаунт :D 22 days ago

      Im 15 i ride a motorcycle and crash in 100 km/h because i hit some road hole no helmet only my school uniform and no serious injuries is that normal ?

  • Jordan Menjivar
    Jordan Menjivar Month ago

    So I have super human strength

  • John Schroeder
    John Schroeder Month ago

    I've beaten my body to hell and back and have never broken a bone, the closest I've come is a hairline crack of the C1 vertebrae after an 80' fall where I landed on my face with my head tilted back, and that was a vertical crack, I didn't even know it happened til the next morning...lol.

  • J P
    J P Month ago

    2:00 The Infographics Show - my husband has the ability to transport under adrenaline (move fast to save someone for example) and he also has super human strength when he gets angry (which is rare) he’s been known (when he was young) to beat someone up due to threatening situation and he doesn’t remember it - he says it scared him so badly that he had to learn how to control his anger and .. why he’s so laid back now - he says everything would turn red and he would go into a trance like state - in order to defend himself or another.

  • Salem Andreus
    Salem Andreus Month ago

    Hank you need to check out tetrachromancy.

  • The Black Dawn/Ajjqi

    Get ur crispr kits ready!!

  • Alexander kjellberg

    My father me and my sisster hav mysotatin gene. My dad who never went to the gym in hes life has some insane leg muscles

  • lana cooper
    lana cooper Month ago

    Idk how i am able to lift couches because i am a female who is 110 pounds and 5'4". My strength is imence. I do not go to the gym. The strangest part is that i dont look like i have any muscle at all.

  • SpaceCakeism
    SpaceCakeism Month ago

    The birth of muscle Hank!
    I haven't seen him around, in a while; miss the memes...

  • Joel Graff
    Joel Graff Month ago

    Could you give Lrp5 to astronaughts so their bones don't shrink in zero gravity?

  • Esoteric Fitness
    Esoteric Fitness 2 months ago

    Default Pict is perfectly done..We need to get host to that level of perfection wit his physique!!💪🏼👌

  • Gojira
    Gojira 2 months ago

    Where is muscle Hank's comment

  • Whiterun Guard
    Whiterun Guard 2 months ago

    Where all the Hank Green memes at?

  • Seksiumutcocuk -_-
    Seksiumutcocuk -_- 2 months ago

    Bro I have such a crazy response time it’s crazy and I’m like a cheetah I can go crazy fast but get tired really quickly and I never get fat no matter how much I eat and dispite my 62kg I can take on guys around 80-90kg I beat everyone at armwrestling and I don’t feel like my opponent is trying they are so weak

  • NGG
    NGG 2 months ago

    Myostatin-related muscle hypertrophy gene
    Functional copy of r577x gene

    JASS MANAK 2 months ago

    hey this is possible can I Join This experiment with me

  • Rasit Cakir
    Rasit Cakir 2 months ago

    We will become rock lifters

  • Robert Dimaggio
    Robert Dimaggio 2 months ago

    ACTN3 over hear...glad to know im wasting my super powers by playing video games. lul

  • Maher Makki
    Maher Makki 2 months ago

    When I saw the thumbnail of this video I just absolutely NEEDED to watch this video. Turns out it was a normal video which was cool to watch.

  • Matthew Veliz
    Matthew Veliz 2 months ago

    I have the power of b o n e

  • Laura Hafner
    Laura Hafner 3 months ago

    Spells low density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 5 correctly, misspells osteoporosis.😂🙌🏻

  • krieg95
    krieg95 3 months ago

    There is a down side to myostatin related muscle hypertrophy and it’s a higher Rick if an enlarged heart

  • world of teddies
    world of teddies 3 months ago

    Please do an episode on multiple sclerosis. I've been suffering from it for 16 years now next month and I always love hearing new things about it. I know in 1996 they did a study where 25 people went in and 24 people made it out without MS and I know they did a repeat study in 2006 where 24 people went in and 23 people made it out without MS. Love the videos keep it up!

  • 9elypses
    9elypses 3 months ago

    A nurse told me I had "freakish endurance" one time. She was kinda rude but she wasn't my nurse lol

  • Eugenio Contreras
    Eugenio Contreras 3 months ago

    To the guy who gets all three genes... he would be the alpha male on the planet 🤣🤣🤣

  • Narciso Chavez
    Narciso Chavez 3 months ago

    Africans usually have lower levels of myostatin and so they usually have a higher muscle mass

  • Sherin Thomas
    Sherin Thomas 3 months ago

    I never had any practice... but can hold my breath for 6 minutes

  • Rin
    Rin 3 months ago

    i recomened looking into the legal aspects of 23andme. you don't want to lose your right to your own DNA or something.

  • Nir B
    Nir B 3 months ago

    Just checked, Definitely don't have any of those...

  • yonblo lb
    yonblo lb 3 months ago

    What about durability ?

  • Bee Phenix
    Bee Phenix 3 months ago

    I had a dream I was an air bender

  • Nathaniel Knudtson
    Nathaniel Knudtson 3 months ago +1


  • Shine N. Hatfield
    Shine N. Hatfield 3 months ago

    I dunno if this has been said a bunch, but, whoever edited this video spelled "osteoporosis" wrong 🤣

  • griffin clements
    griffin clements 3 months ago

    I wish you had put pictures of the conditions you discussed

  • Blu3 NTV
    Blu3 NTV 3 months ago

    bruh, i dunno how to explain this, but even without exercising my body has a bursting amount of stamina, and when my body should be at its limits, i can keep going, for example, i basically never go out, yet one day i did and full on ran for 10 miles, and wasnt that tired, i could have kept going if it wasn't for the fact i was getting bored after hours, then i ran back home uphill

  • System32
    System32 3 months ago

    It's good to know what you are prone to with the illnesses you may get in your life time since you can work on countering them before they may hit you one day, I want to do the test one day and know what i could get

  • dan parish
    dan parish 3 months ago +1

    Why is muscle hank not the top comment?

  • Валерьянка Жуковская

    I watch all videos of SciShow every day. It's so amazing

  • King Pharaoh
    King Pharaoh 3 months 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

  • Rob
    Rob 5 months ago

    Such an amazing episode!

  • Voral the Discontent
    Voral the Discontent 5 months ago

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

  • Hage Work
    Hage Work 5 months ago

    Muscle Hank: Origins

  • HauntedGhoul
    HauntedGhoul 6 months ago

    The Incredible Hank.

  • Kathrin Bauer
    Kathrin Bauer 6 months ago

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

  • youtube.com/jbulsa Bulsa
    youtube.com/jbulsa Bulsa 6 months ago +1

    MRC3- Superpowers for Ginger, Redheads!

  • Chip Kosboth
    Chip Kosboth 6 months ago

    Wolverine Hank... HOW IS THIS NOT EVERYWHERE?

  • Lauren Copeland
    Lauren Copeland 6 months ago


  • depressed soul
    depressed soul 6 months ago

    Real muscle hank??

  • Chase B
    Chase B 6 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 6 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 7 months ago

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

    MUD PIE 7 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