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    Iris from Deck B

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    Scorpion IRL

    Post by Iris from Deck B on Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:41 pm

    So it occurred to me that the freakishly huge muscle mutation that Elliot's character has is actually something that already exists, and happens to be something in my particular area of study.

    Myostatin is a protein that inhibits the growth of muscle. Your body produces it in order to keep muscle groups that you use every day like your shoulders, thighs, and HEART from getting too overgrown and impeding your movement or overall health.

    If you have 2 normal copies of the gene for it, you have normal muscle development and can bulk up with a lot of hard work. But if a mutation renders one of them inactive, you'll have stupidly good muscle tone even as a young child.

    http://2static3.fjcdn.com/comments/Forgot+link+and+a+picture+of+a+kid+with+myostatin+_1efb12154ad4dfc55d7030ff523535ce.jpg

    You'll find it really easy to build muscle and might have disproportionately large ones later in life if you aren't careful.

    http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif

    2 mutant copies will almost certainly shorten your lifespan and make this body type unavoidable.

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