Lance Armstrong

In a report in The Independent newspaper on Friday, American scientists responsible for creating genetically modified mice with exceptional physical abilities have likened the super-rodents performance potential to that of seven-time Tour winner Lance Armstrong.

Biochemistry professor at the Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, Richard Hanson, was quoted as saying that the physical performance of the supermouse could only be compared to ?supremely fit athletes like Armstrong?.

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