Swiss scientists have created a mighty mouse with twice the muscle mass than normal. The experiment was conducted in the framework of research that seeks ways to treat age-related diseases.
Scientists explain that if these effects could be achieved in humans it could reproduce and develop therapies against muscle loss in older people. It can lead to falls and broken bones too, as well as treatments against incurable diseases like muscular dystrophy.
Genetically modified mouse was able to run faster, longer and cover twice the distance and also beat the cold better. The only secondary effect, if it would be considered as that, was that the mouse needed to eat 300 daily kilograms of Camembert cheese.
The finding, however, leads to an ethical debate because these therapies could be used for bad things like to improve the ability of athletes, even for military uses.