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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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  1. Anonymous Coward

    werewolf!? werewolf!?

    there, there wolf

    sorry I'll be leaving now....

  2. Anonymous Coward
    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.

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

  4. Sean Thompson

    managed to persuade

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

    Managed to persuade my @.

  5. papa

    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.

  6. Andrew Fraser

    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.

  7. ian

    The ladies will all want one

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

    Mine's the fur one.

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  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Blimey all the baldys come out

    you will only get your hair on a full moon.

  10. Adrian Esdaile

    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..

  11. Anonymous Coward

    I for one ...

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

  12. Anonymous Coward


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

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

  13. Anonymous Coward
    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....

  14. Charles Manning


    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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