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New research suggests Ozzy Osbourne is a "genetic mutant"


A new book has been released which makes the claim that Ozzy Osbourne is in fact a “genetic mutant” as he continues to thrive despite years of heavy alcohol and substance abuse.

The claim comes via a new book written by Bill Sullivan, a genetic research professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Titled Pleased to Meet Me: Genes, Germs and the Curious Forces that Make Us Who We Are, the book is deep dive into the genetics which makes up every one of us, as well as make us entirely unique.

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Sullivan used a study by Gnome, a research company who studied Ozzy’s DNA in 2010, based in Massachusetts to try and figure out how Ozzy continues to bat away mortality. The singer’s long love affair with alcohol and substances may have made him a legend in the seventies but should’ve reared its ugly by now. Most of Ozzy’s comrades in rock have fallen victim to it.

The difference is that, as Sullivan concludes, “Ozzy is indeed a genetic mutant” who has managed to avoid death for so long thanks to an unusual anomaly in his DNA which has made him somewhat impervious to the life-shortening effects of substance abuse.

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