So wrong it’s right?Deadpool

After years of leaked scripts and test footage, fan power finally got Deadpool into the big screen. As genetic variants play such a big role in curing his cancer, we simply couldn’t ignore the merc with the mouth.

Deadpool has been in the works for quite some time. It’s redefined what is possilbe in the superhero movie genre. Why are we reviewing it? Well, this is our cancer issue, and Deadpool gets his super powers in an effort to cure his cancer. Not only that, but his apparent cure is genetic. It ticks just about every box for us.

Before he becomes Deadpool, our protagonist Wade Wilson (not to be confused with Slade Wilson), has his life rocked by cancer. A shady organisation approaches him with the promise of a cure. They believe he has dormant mutations that could give him super powers. To wake those up, he is injected with a serum that will activate those ‘mutant genes’. Those genes are then further activated by subjecting Wade to extreme levels of stress. Wade’s skin becomes horribly scarred, but he does develop superhealing. Apart from allowing him to take some serious damage, this new ability cures Wade’s cancer…

There are two big problems here. First: activating mutant genes?…

To read on click here to go to the Front Line Genomics Magazine and turn to page 40.


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