Why we are All X-Men: Scientists Discover 60 New Genetic Mutations in EVERY Person, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Study Reveals
6/14/2011 8:26:59 AM
It might be one fantastical work of science fiction - but researchers have discovered we have more in common with the characters of the X-Men films than we first believe. Scientists have found that each human being has around 60 different mutations in their genes. And although you might lack the superpowers of a character like Wolverine, the results are startling. Findings by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge and two other institutes in the U.S. and Canada revealed each one of us receives up to 60 mutations in our genome from our parents.