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Adam Lanza

Mutant DNA Might Explain

Sandy Hook Massacre

12/27/2012 2:31 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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What drove Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza to murder 26 people in cold blood? The answer could lie in his DNA ... and now, geneticists are trying to uncover the microscopic mystery.

The study will take place at the University of Connecticut, where a team of geneticists is reportedly set to examine Lanza's DNA. The team is expected to investigate whether a special mutation is responsible for setting off the troubled 20-year-old on December 14.

UConn's department of genetics is working hand-in-hand with CT's Chief Medical Examiner during the study -- though a rep for the medical examiner's office admits ... they're not really sure what they're looking for.

Results are expected to take several weeks.

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nickew515    

He was a ****ed up person we know that

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XRaac    

bs

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alabama    

How will this help?

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Laura    

Why would someone have automatic weapons in the home of someone this mentally unstable?

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탑 TOP    

wtf

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Anthony    

This is complete bull****. C'mon, the kid was screwed up. This study is as useless as that study about people prefer to be in a relationship with an attractive person.

University of Connecticut. They've got nothing else to do.

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tgrfan42069    

in other words a bunch of scientists just want something to do so they are going to play around with his dna. this will prove not a damn thing just a waste.let the victims rest in piece

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liquidbabydoll    

You can't treat something unless you know if it's there/ what it is.

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yy    

This post is scientifically implausible and beyond ignorant. Actually maybe it has some merit. Remember how Nazi doctors used to measure the skulls of the Jewish people they later murdered to see how their brains were systematically different from Aryan ones?

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KnuckleDragger    

Genetic mutations are what evolution is all about. Social structure is what's setting these mass murderers off, not DNA!

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myron    

Its a trip when a white kid cracks up he gotta b a mutant but if Malvo or some Arabs did the same thing they would b terrorists!! Face it white man that kid ain't no dam mutant he let envy and whatever else he had in him build up inside and he let it out with a TERRORIST ACT! TERRORIST I SAY TERRORIST!!!

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annonymouse    

Men with two Y chromosomes (rather than 1) have a heightened propensity for violence. Maybe they're checking that.

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Majestik    

Great, the next great explanation when a murderer goes to court. He won't plead insanity, he'll plead mutant DNA.

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myron    

He should have walked into the police station and shot as many police as he could before they shot the **** out of his ass!! Lolol..

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christy    

You people are not listening! No way no how could this guy have done this alone! Too much damage & death for someone with his mental disability to pull this off in such a short period of time (minutes). Much less get into the school on his own. Something not right! Something being withheld from public!

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