That was a relief for his parents, who did not want to subject Liam to the painful muscle biopsy that would be required of everyone in the study. The first human case was documented inin a German boy, but wasn't reported in medical literature until Wyeth has just begun human tests of a genetically engineered antibody designed to neutralize myostatin. They have no plans to take the advice of friends who have jokingly suggested they hire an agent for Liam to line up pro sports deals or modeling contracts. Her brother and three other close male relatives all were unusually strong, with one of them a construction worker able to unload heavy curbstones by hand. DNA testing showed why:
That was a relief for his parents, who did not want to subject Liam to the painful muscle biopsy that would be required of everyone in the study.
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A blood test determined that Liam did not have the genetic mutation that blocks all production of myostatin. Good-looking athletes seem to have it all — fame, money and often plenty of admiring women. Jenson Whitehouse suffers from the rare muscle-wasting disease Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy DMD and doctors thought he may be wheelchair-bound for life. Liam has the kind of physical attributes that bodybuilders and other athletes dream about: The condition, prompted by the lack of a vital muscle protein called dystrophin, causes muscles to weaken and waste over time, leading to increasing and severe disability. Liam has given his mother a black eye and once punched a hole in the plaster wall during a tantrum.