3 Genes That Give People Superpowers

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  • 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
    http://oregonstate.edu/dept/biochem/hhmi/hhmiclasses/biochem/lectnoteskga/jan29.html http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0063323
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Comments: 1 016

  • Rhapbus1
    Rhapbus1 5 hours ago

    Im sending in my 23 and me on monday when i get to the post office :) im so excited

  • Ramen Cookies
    Ramen Cookies 11 hours ago

    I have osteoporosis

  • CANIDS Inc.
    CANIDS Inc. 13 hours ago

    Reminds me of Plasmids, Vigors, and Tonics from Bioshock.

  • 1991birthday
    1991birthday 13 hours ago

    I did 23 & Me, got the kit for Christmas. I never knew anyone related closely to me by blood since I was adopted so I was excited to take a look. I got the report back months ago & still haven't looked through everything fully since there's so much there.

  • Justin Finesse
    Justin Finesse 2 days ago

    Black people have higher testosterone point blank period

  • Brian Donnelly
    Brian Donnelly 6 days ago

    someone should get crispr to modify these genes in their new child

  • Chris craig
    Chris craig 8 days ago

    google CCR5-Ä32....

  • xo.perla
    xo.perla 9 days ago

    No way he's a teacher a my school😱😱😱😱

  • The Great And Powerful Trixie

    It's crazy, but what if some of these mutations are sort of the next step in human evolution? Having more muscular bodies and denser bones would clearly be more advantageous for us, so why wouldn't it spread and eventually be in the DNA of every human one day? =/

  • Daman4
    Daman4 11 days ago

    I got, I got, I got, I got

    LRP5 inside my DNA

  • Baxter Burgundy
    Baxter Burgundy 11 days ago

    Just to be clear, you can be denied life insurance or disability insurance based on the information found in a 23andMe test kit.

  • Beutimus
    Beutimus 12 days ago

    Myostatin Hank kind of freaked me out. D:

  • x- Negotiator
    x- Negotiator 13 days ago

    Lmao "hyper-trophy"
    It's "hi-per-tra-fe"

  • Dan
    Dan 15 days ago

    Sometimes I feel like I must have some sort of super genes. I should like to think that most of my personality, traits, and talents are due to nurture more than nature, but when I look at the world around me, I can't help but feel like I might just be special on some deeper level.

    Or maybe I'm just a narcissist.

  • acousticpsychosis
    acousticpsychosis 18 days ago

    super hank

  • Gage
    Gage 18 days ago

    But what about empaths? Is that fake?

  • sincerely
    sincerely 19 days ago

    I'm not allergic to poison ivy, is that a super power?

  • Heather Calun
    Heather Calun 19 days ago

    And then there's all the abilities that are brain related, but most of them are confused for learning disabilities.

  • Dzer Zin
    Dzer Zin 19 days ago

    when the facts get too complicated..
    you will find yourself lost in the comment section for the rest of the vid

  • culwin
    culwin 20 days ago

    What gene lets me talk to squirrels?

  • Ssundee34
    Ssundee34 22 days ago

    stan lee watched this and is searching for these people

  • kylejiahsmith
    kylejiahsmith 24 days ago

    yep. I'll have all 3 thanks.

  • Fruiplusel - Crunchy Rainbow

    can you tell me how can caffeine works ??

  • William Hanlon
    William Hanlon 25 days ago

    I can hear in the dark

  • Jay R.
    Jay R. 26 days ago

    Can you do a video on genes that give mental superpowers rather than physical? Great video!

  • tiuschiu
    tiuschiu 26 days ago

    Related: There are some mutations which give you above-average intelligence, if you have one copy of the modified gene, but cause diseases if you have two copies. See: http://slatestarcodex.com/2017/05/26/the-atomic-bomb-considered-as-hungarian-high-school-science-fair-project/

  • yueliangmoi majit
    yueliangmoi majit 26 days ago

    4:21 *osteoporosis not osteoperosis

  • Xpndable
    Xpndable 26 days ago

    Reminds me of GATTACA...

  • Anthony Marandola
    Anthony Marandola 26 days ago

    The thumbfail is just... wrong.

  • Lord Haberdasher
    Lord Haberdasher 27 days ago

    Sounds like what a group of nerds would call their live action roleplay group.

  • AtarahDerek
    AtarahDerek 28 days ago

    Here's a question: What kind of non-Newtonian fluid is a cat?

  • Elena Trout
    Elena Trout 28 days ago

    Is It Unusual That I Can Make My Eyes Blurry?

  • Vivian
    Vivian 28 days ago

    Do the 23andMe stats account for the possibility of genetic mutations making anyone seem like they're from somewhere they might not be? How do they account for the possibility of mutation changing the prospective ancestry group?

  • Lihim Sidhe
    Lihim Sidhe 28 days ago

    Wow THANK YOU for listing your sources!!!!!!

  • Shooting Star
    Shooting Star 29 days ago

    I have a gene that can resist clicking Skip This Ad.

  • Sunny Kumar Singhania

    I am superpower of being invisible
    my crush can't see me :v

  • Sebby19
    Sebby19 29 days ago

    What about those people that have super resistance to electricity?

  • Ardani
    Ardani 29 days ago

    the mutants are among us....

  • youssef korany
    youssef korany 29 days ago

    +Metroid250 you mean hulk green?

  • Dylan Van Loon
    Dylan Van Loon 29 days ago

    I've got osteoclerosis

  • Yògesh
    Yògesh 1 month ago

    10,000 doesnt make sense !!!!

  • Kaori Yukiko
    Kaori Yukiko 1 month ago

    5:32 "I'm a below average Neanderthal!" Hank should we be calling you Hiccup??? XD

  • John Clary
    John Clary 1 month ago

    I have one of those bone gene mutations, been hit 3 times by trucks and only got hurt once. Can't say the same for the trucks, they're all totalled out. The one that hit me going between 25 and 30MPH was probably rusted out. The one that was going about 35 I rolled up the hood and took out everything from the grill back. The one going about 60 MPH was crushed, and also the only one that injured me enough I couldn't walk home from the wreck. I had tib-fib fractures, tore both the cruciate ligaments in my knee, broke my femur in 2 places, and lost a big chunk of skin on the side of my leg opposite the initial impact that had to be covered in a graft. Lotsa road rash from sliding down the street and my face had to be sewed back on after I landed on it. My bell got rung so hard it hasn't stopped ringing for 15 years.

    Again, you think that's bad, you should see what's left of the truck!

  • Chris Courtney
    Chris Courtney 1 month ago

    when you use 23 and me ,does 23 and me obtain rights over your genetics ?You should Google their terms of service ,yes they do.

    • Baxter Burgundy
      Baxter Burgundy 11 days ago

      They make it very clear that they intend to use your genetic data in aggregate to make money selling it to researchers. They claim to anonymize it unless you consent to them using your personal information, but so did Google until they changed the wording around so that you implicitly agree to them using your personal information by using their services. I would expect the same thing to happen here eventually... especially since their founder is married to a Google founder.

    • Chris Courtney
      Chris Courtney 1 month ago

      Just googled it, yes they do.

  • nyx211
    nyx211 1 month ago

    Super Hank

  • ihartevil
    ihartevil 1 month ago

    HANK I KNEW YOU WERE A MUTANT IN SOME WAY YOU WERE JUST TO KUTE NOT TO BE *i told you i know things that i dont know how i know it* i love you adorable hank mutant green

  • Ryan K
    Ryan K 1 month ago

    Correction: BEFORE the adamantium.
    Love your vids!

  • SSJMatt
    SSJMatt 1 month ago

    My family is known for the extra dense bone gene stuff. Although I don't think my mother or sister got it, but me and my grandmother has it.

  • Celeste Moss
    Celeste Moss 1 month ago

    You guys should check out Stan Lee's Superhumans. It's about real people with crazy inhuman characteristics.

  • Nanowhymo S
    Nanowhymo S 1 month ago

    23 and me is building a genetic database of youtubers to splice together the most marketable youtuber ever.

  • David Prock
    David Prock 1 month ago

    How can I check if I have the LRP5 modification you speak of. Because I weigh much more than I look. I've even meet some people that have training to size people up for fighting and they get it wrong. Also I can't swim, I go forward but also downwards. And I'm not able to float by holding on to the edge of a pool, I remember as a kid I could float but now I can't

  • Rendom Stranger
    Rendom Stranger 1 month ago

    Bit late with the disclosure there. Sponsorships related to the video are generally supposed to be disclosed at the start of the video, not at the end of it. And no, the disclosure in the description is not sufficient. Please keep in mind for future videos that you should disclose any related sponsorships at the start. Not only because it's the morally correct thing to do but also because not doing so can get you in trouble, especially as an educational channel.

  • CyberneticRose
    CyberneticRose 1 month ago

    I have Marfan Syndrome, caused by a mutation of my FBN1 gene. Causes me to be extra tall and lanky, but also causes chronic widespread pain, heart problems, and autonomic dysfunction.

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    Paul M 1 month ago


  • princesssshortie
    princesssshortie 1 month ago

    If you ever write a book, please include "Below average Neanderthal" in your bio.

  • NoSide 2
    NoSide 2 1 month ago

    No homo but thicc Hank is hot

  • lici . M
    lici . M 1 month ago

    What about psoriasis? Faster replacement of skin cells like a faster healing factor

  • trooper629
    trooper629 1 month ago

    I'd love to participate in something like this, but recently certain companies are stating once they have your voluntarily submitted DNA, it is theirs to replicate and do whatever they want with. No thanks.

  • Secret Society6
    Secret Society6 1 month ago

    I have osteoclerosis

  • Skye ID
    Skye ID 1 month ago

    Can one get injected with synthesized gene mutations that give one superhuman abilities? Or are synthetic genes created in a lab not a thing yet?

  • Karolina Paulsen
    Karolina Paulsen 1 month ago

    Osteoporosis is spelled wrong

  • Ravenhoover
    Ravenhoover 1 month ago

    *falls into wheelchair "i have osteoporosis"

  • 1dgram
    1dgram 1 month ago

    Hank, post your raw 23andme data for you Patreon supporters.

  • Lianne Gallant
    Lianne Gallant 1 month ago

    I wish it weren't so expensive!

  • AholeAtheist
    AholeAtheist 1 month ago

    That French-German thing on his chromosome isn't that weird.. Knows a bit about science, but is clearly not exactly a history professor.

  • Belinda Abdon- Liwanag

    so much information! Nice! wish to have that DNA analysis background too :)

  • Bucur andrei nicolae

    I have natural imunity to smallpox and I've made myself imun to hepatitis, the flu, salmonella.
    those are the ones that I'm sure of and I've tested myself.
    I may have others

  • Unkown User
    Unkown User 1 month ago

    u knew u were a German

  • Cannon Lyman
    Cannon Lyman 1 month ago

    Please do an episode on Ketamine.

  • youssef korany
    youssef korany 1 month ago

    Haters would say the thumbnail is photoshoped

  • Lunos XV
    Lunos XV 1 month ago

    "Your genes define everything about you"
    That's not entirely true. Upbringing, environment and life experiences play a huge role too.

  • Keegan Denty
    Keegan Denty 1 month ago

    Didn't you say in a previous video that genetic tests like 23 and me were super limited and basically hype in a previous video? Why are you endorsing it now, has something changed?

  • Red Pinch
    Red Pinch 1 month ago

    Woah, that thumbnail!

  • Katz Pajamas
    Katz Pajamas 1 month ago

    I came here for shirtless Hunk... uhh.. I mean Hank

  • reinisxd
    reinisxd 1 month ago

    hank natty or nah

  • Eric Anderson
    Eric Anderson 1 month ago

    Hi, Hank. My wife and I LOVED the video. btw, 'osteoporosis' - vs osteoperosis spelling displayed in the video. I remember it from my medical terminology course because the bones (Latin osteo-) are porous (Gr-poros = pore) and then -osis just means abnormal condition (unless you are talking about blood cells, in which case it means abnormally high levels). Happy Tuesday!

  • Hans Smirnov
    Hans Smirnov 1 month ago

    And that sums up mutation and evolution. It's about which genes and functions you have NOT LOST, rather than when you're going to wake up and sprout those head-tentacles. Even new genes are just created through a process of losing genetic information, the smaller number of genetics forming a new gene.

  • SickSchizophrenic
    SickSchizophrenic 1 month ago

    Macho, macho Haaaank (baby!)
    I want to be a macho Hank (macho Hank!)

  • MakeMeThinkAgain
    MakeMeThinkAgain 1 month ago

    My superpower is tangling cords and hoses. Deal with it, losers.

  • Dave Toms
    Dave Toms 1 month ago

    Buff Hank merch please

  • Spookbumps
    Spookbumps 1 month ago

    You know that part of the video where Hank talks about bone growth? Imagine how painful it would be if your bones would end up bursting through your flesh causing you to have just pure bone limbs

  • J123oseph Stuff
    J123oseph Stuff 1 month ago

    My extra chromosome gives me superpowers!

  • captain underpants
    captain underpants 1 month ago

    Will you do one on BCAA's and how they work?

  • Chemistryisthegame
    Chemistryisthegame 1 month ago

    Another 23&Me Ad...

  • taffypulller
    taffypulller 1 month ago

    Women get super strength when we're angry. That's something.

  • SchwarzeTrauer
    SchwarzeTrauer 1 month ago

    Ozzy Osbourne has a gene that gives him insane drug resistance.

  • Rubendan Vanuden
    Rubendan Vanuden 1 month ago

    Clickbait hank is not a superhero!

  • ZetaPrime
    ZetaPrime 1 month ago

    I wonder if we could use that myostatin mutation for future astronauts to limit muscle atrophy while in microgravity?

  • Eduardo Santos
    Eduardo Santos 1 month ago

    I Actually wrote an article about the ACTN3 gene lol. It's available over here: http://medcraveonline.com/MOJPH/MOJPH-05-00126.pdf I'm the first of the listed authors

  • Mindblitz64
    Mindblitz64 1 month ago

    The X-men were right

  • Dis negro
    Dis negro 1 month ago

    Why did I get hella chick sites by the thumbnail?

  • ClockworkGriffin
    ClockworkGriffin 1 month ago

    Please don't pronounce Neanderthal like that, this is a Science Show.

  • iamanda211
    iamanda211 1 month ago

    hank green? more like HULK GREEN

  • neutrofrog
    neutrofrog 1 month ago

    The Flash doesn't use bursts of energy, he can consistently run at a high speed and more.

  • The Talking Guest
    The Talking Guest 1 month ago

    So basically myostatin is inhibitor rings for people

  • Neel T
    Neel T 1 month ago

    scientist are so creative on names

    CINDER AJ 1 month ago

    There is also another superpower with the special blood cells that make you immune to certain diseases. The blood cells are called sickle cells, and they can be both a blessing and a curse.

    • CyberneticRose
      CyberneticRose 1 month ago

      CINDER AJ A friend of mine has it. Makes you immune to malaria, but wreaks havoc on your joints and inhibits your growth. She's 22, but looks like she could be 11 because of how small she is.

  • costasgt
    costasgt 1 month ago

    What a nice watch after seeing Logan...

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