Okay, the real news in this New England Journal of Medicine report would be the advance in our understanding of the body and the potential to cure muscular dystrophy and a host of other diseases. But it’s hard to miss the sense that life is imitating comic-books.
He’s the first known human with this mutation. Not yet five years of age, he has twice the muscle mass of his fellows, and can hold seven-pound weights with his arms outstretched. So far, no health problems have resulted from his condition. He decided to use his powers to….. Uh, sorry. Read the story.
BBC provides sober reporting.
And we get the “Superboy” angle here.