Battler for Gene Therapy

French Anderson's obsession has turned fantasy into reality

* The 1990 Acura Legend pulls into the garage in San Marino, California, and out steps a slightly built man with graying hair, in suit and tie, just back from work. He calmly surveys the workout equipment he has set up in the adjacent parking slot: two heavy bags and a pair of rigs, one supporting a stack of five 1-in.-thick pine boards, the other a stack of three. Suddenly he explodes into violence. His right foot lashes out, delivering a blow that cleanly severs the five stacked boards. Without missing a beat, he slams his right fist into the stack...

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