The boy, whose name Schuelke has promised not to divulge, has muscles twice the size of other children his age and half their body fat. He was born to a muscular mother, a former sprinter. Her brother and three other relatives were also very strong – one a construction worker with a talent for hefting curbstones. Schuelke said scientists have no way to tell how common the boy’s ability is, or if a legion of super-strong tykes will be discovered now that researchers have learned what to look for.
One wonders if they destroyed all the labs in Germany after the war. A baby, a product of genetic mutation, was born in Berlin five years ago and now, though he appears to be a normal boy, is able to perform circus-quality feats of strength. His doctor Markus Schuelke, began studying the abnormally muscled child after he was brought to Berlin’s Charite Hospital shortly after birth because he was twitching. Though the spasms turned out to be of no concern, Schuelke eventually discovered the boy had a genetic mutation that boosts muscle growth. (canada.com, NY Times)