Rafael Volquez, PhD
Harvard Review of Science
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have broken new ground with a controversial claim. During research conducted since October 2007, they have found that the new President of the United States, Barack Obama has certain traits which make him "genetically and mentally superior to the average person."
Such research included genome sequencing and the examination of portions of the President's brain matter. During this research, which was okayed by the President's family, the researchers began to discover some particular things.
"We went into the research trying to find genetic predispositions to cancer or Alzheimer's." states Tony Kawazaki, head of the Human Genome Department. "Instead what we started to find were strange traits that seemed a little incredulous."
Strange traits such as special genetic resistance to cancer and heart disease. These traits also extended into greater physical flexibility and endurance.
Not convinced with these results, a team of seven medical doctors, ten doctors-in-training, and twenty-eight research assistants began to study the President's brain.
"At first we used simple things like CAT scans." Horace Smith-Levitt, a neural researcher said, "But then we began to map it out in 3-D and saw some patterns that are really intriguing."
According to the scientists, these include differences in certain sizes of brain portions.
"His sense of compassion is very large for a person." said Smith-Levitt, "And his sense of kindness is the second-largest on record."
In addition, the scientists found that Obama's neurons are in very good shape and appeared to relay information quickly. This suggests that the President is much more patient and intelligent than the average man.
"It's bizarre at first, but then when you think about it, not really. You're looking at a sort of superman, ready to take on the challenges of the 21st century. We elected thanks to our hearts and it turned out that he was the right man. Born that way, genetically better put-together than you or me."