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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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91.

Cally    

Interesting research ... given that his brother also has half the mother's and half the father's genes and DNA ... are they also going to research why his brother did NOT commit these crimes? Because if they can't answer both questions, then this is a waste of money.

581 days ago
92.

Joe    

Wait there are only 3 right answers here. Guns, music or video games had to be the problem. It cant be nothing else.

581 days ago
93.

Zoomfreaker    

Its those darn heavy metal albums from the 80s he was listening to....Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne,

581 days ago
94.

natanya    

He looks like a teenage mutant ninja turtle.

581 days ago
95.

CharliesAngels    

This is simple.. Adam Lanza was most likely on antipsychotics.. I can't see how DNA would prove anything. What other mass murders do the scientist have to compare his DNA to?

581 days ago
96.

Joann    

Come on TMZ...get it right, he shot and killed 27 people. His mother was a victim too! She was trying to get him committed and he found out.

581 days ago
97.

TG    

Wow. How many (wrong) places are we going to look? After you look at this link, http://www.ssristories.com/index.php if you dont see a pattern, then you might as well just hop on board with the anti gun folks, the DNA testors, and heck why not the anti-video game comunity.

581 days ago
98.

DJ Blur    

Yeah, he went crazy, obviously.

581 days ago
99.

Team Romney    

Whenever a white kid kills innocent people he has to be a ****ing mutant. If a black kid would have done the same crime he would have been labeled a ignorant thug. If a Muslim commits a crime of this stature he is labeled a terrorist. This article is a great example of how ****ed up the world is today.

581 days ago
100.

David Michel    

It amazes me how they are really trying to give a monster a free pass...I'm so done with America.

581 days ago
101.

Am    

Why. Does anything bother your industry?

581 days ago
102.

Different Rules Apply    

I'm no scientist, but clearly its in the DNA~ why would Mom have automatic weapons!!?? A firearms enthusiast? Or a freaking whackjob just like her son. She knew her son was troubled, to say the least, and she kept guns around. I blame her just as much for this tragedy. Sickos. Good luck with the DNA thing, what a waste of time and money, go figure.

581 days ago
103.

LuCha    

I look at that picture and I see a sweet boy. A mother tries to see the good in her children but can be blind to their problems in an attempt to protect them. Everyone needs some of this from their mother, but Nancy let it go too long. I don't think she was trying to run from the problem, I think she was trying to protect her son and never thought he would do something like this. Still, tragic and a failure on so many levels.

581 days ago
104.

tori    

Give me a break,another waste of our good tax payers money. If this is true,it won't prove or do anything.

581 days ago
105.

malcsteez    

Mutant DNA.. he's a damn X-man now?

581 days ago
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