back to article Boffins identify inherited 'werewolf' mutation

Chinese boffins believe that they may have discovered the gene for "werewolf syndrome", and say that there are at least thirty people with the inherited disorder among the population of the People's Republic. Science magazine reports that the correct medical name for werewolf syndrome is not lycanthropy but congenital …

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Coat

werewolf!? werewolf!?

there, there wolf

sorry I'll be leaving now....

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Jobs Horns

Could this be used

to provide the basis of an anti-baldness drug (or gene treatment for my future kids...)?

'cos that'd make the guy billions.

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Surely..

There must be some potential application in the curing of male baldness here.

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managed to persuade

"managed to persuade 16 sufferers to have their DNA scanned" They are talking about *#! China!

Managed to persuade my @.

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male baldness

Didn't they already find a cure for male baldness? I remember reading about a company in Manchester that did something with stemcells that could regrow all your hair but without colour.

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Coat

Dun dun dundadun

Aroooooo ! Werewolves of china... Arooooo !

Just doesn't sound the same.... give them British passports, and a visit to the UK :D

Yeah, I'll go, mines the one with the Warren Zervon CD in the pocket.

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Coat

The ladies will all want one

I mean a werewolf fur coat. Here doggie, doggie!

Mine's the fur one.

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Coat

Scoured?

geneticist Xue Zhang of the Peking Union Medical College in Beijing has "scoured his country for cases".

I guess it's a challenge when you can only do this at full moon..

Mine's the one smelling of garlic.

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Anonymous Coward

Blimey all the baldys come out

you will only get your hair on a full moon.

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Wolfman? What about wolfwoman?

Another night by the phone,

Another full-moon evening alone

No guys to pet or to please her, awww...

Just the neighbours german shepherd to tease her

"Wolfwoman" by Betty

Not often you get to quote them..

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Coat

I for one ...

... welcome our new hirsuit, flat nosed, large eared, thick lipped, big jawed overlords.

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Coat

maybee......

they have been eating those chicken bites things......

mines the one with the silver bullets.....

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Paris Hilton

Ah ha!

So thats what they are up to... it's secret military plans to create "Dog soldiers" I knew it... there's treachery a foot...

Paris.. well because she's only one dumb enough to believe it....

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Unhappy

Baldies...

Do you really want the other symptoms: flat nose etc?

At least there is a baldie bollocks line for pulling birds, but I doubt there is one for flat-nosers.

[<----- Sad arsed baldie]

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