By: Kyle James | 03-15-2018 | News
Photo credit: @StationCDRKelly | Twitter

After A Year In Space, Astronaut's DNA No Longer Matches His Identical Twin's

A bizarre finding has raised some new questions about space travel and the effect it has on humans after NASA's Twins Study revealed that 7% of astronaut Scott Kelly's genes did not return to normal after he returned from his year in space.

The study compared the genes of Kelly before and after he spent a year in space as well as an extensive comparison to his identical twin brother Mark's genes. Scott Kelly spent a year aboard the International Space Station. Kelly joked on Twitter about how excited he was he no longer had to call his twin his identical twin brother anymore.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">What? My DNA changed by 7%! Who knew? I just learned about it in this article. This could be good news! I no longer have to call <a href="">@ShuttleCDRKelly</a> my identical twin brother anymore. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) <a href="">March 10, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Kelly's tweet isn't wrong, NASA's study confirmed that Kelly's DNA no longer matches his identical twin brother's. The study examined the transformation of 7% of Scott's DNA which suggests that longer-term changes in genes related to at least five biological pathways and functions.

The latest results from the two of a kind study with the Kelly twins were released at the 2018 Investigator's Workshop for NASA's Human Research Program in January. The first round of the study's results was published at the 2017 Investigator's Workshop. The study has now come full-circle and shed a little more light on our understanding of space.

Chris Mason of Weill Cornell Medicine also reported on Scott's "space genes" while confirming the results of his own separate NASA study last year. While most of Scott's genes returned to normal after his return from space, 93% to be exact, there was still a small subset of several hundred "space genes" which were still disrupted.

It is theorized these mutations are found only after spaceflight due to the stresses of space travel.

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Anonymous No. 20623 2018-03-15 : 01:31

The guy is a bullshit artist married to an even bigger bullshit artist. Why don’t you guys try some real journalism instead of being facebook tier all the time?

Anonymous No. 20624 2018-03-15 : 01:33

Zeon was right

Newtypes are real

Anonymous No. 20625 2018-03-15 : 01:57

@20623 Oh, I see. You're one of those tinfoil hat types who thinks NASA is just a big government conspiracy. Never mind peer-reviewed studies based on the scientific method

Anonymous No. 20626 2018-03-15 : 02:20


The scientific method is a jewish trick used to control the masses and it seems you are already indoctrinated.

Anonymous No. 20627 2018-03-15 : 02:24


Yes, for sure. Anecdotal and wild ass guesses are much more fun than the scientific method.

Your version of the world is much more fun that way. We can climb the border mountain of Antarctica and reach out and touch the firmament.

Anonymous No. 20630 2018-03-15 : 03:16

First of all noticed you ignored all the evidence Gabby Gifford is a lying sack of shit (not exactly surprising) second if you believe scientific method is the best way of determining fact you’re already halfway to being a flat earther. Every “repeatable” experiment ever performed proves a flat, stationary earth while only faith based claims and strawmen prove otherwise. Example: ships disappearing “below” the horizon prove curvature, right? So if this can be falsified it can no longer be considered “proof”.

Welcome to scientific method. Now apply the same logic to other so called proofs in the current relativistic model OR use it to debunk flat earth, stay intellectually honest and you’ll be unplugged from the matrix in no time! Maybe then you can put your writing talents to use beyond parroting authority prescribed talking points.

Anonymous No. 20631 2018-03-15 : 03:19

the guy on the right is more handsome than the left..

Anonymous No. 20632 2018-03-15 : 03:21



Kathy Lee is a beautiful woman and a great American.

Anonymous No. 20651 2018-03-15 : 06:55


>science says there is a 2% difference in the DNA of humans and chimpanzees

>science says 7% difference between identical twins.

Pick one faggot.

Anonymous No. 20684 2018-03-15 : 13:41

"… theorized these mutations are found only after spaceflight due to the stresses of space travel."

If I may suggest…..? Instead of Stress maybe the ADDED exposure to Space Radiation?

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