This morning's edition of the Fox News morning news program "Fox & Friends" featured an interview with Nathan Pearson, the director of research at Knome, a Cambridge, Massachusetts company that has just finished analyzing Ozzy Osbourne's blood and DNA in hopes that it would give them insight into how drugs are absorbed in the body, and why some people can survive extreme substance abuse while others can't. You can now watch the segment below.The results reportedly showed Ozzy was 6.13 times more likely than the average person to get hooked on booze and 1.31 times more prone to cocaine addiction. Doctors also found a twist in a gene that means Ozzy can soak up more alcohol than most. In addition, Ozzy, 61, was told by the researchers studying his DNA that he is the descendant of a Neanderthal man. Commented Ozzy: "That won't come as much of a surprise to the missus, or various police departments around the world. This is big news for blokes everywhere, if the Neanderthals could get laid, there's hope for us all." He also joked about sharing DNA with the Vesuvius victims. "If any of the Roman Osbournes drank nearly as much as I used to, they wouldn't have even felt the lava. They could have just walked it off," he said. The testing reportedly cost around $40,000. Although he's sober now, Ozzy estimates that he took drugs and used alcohol for more than 40 years, according to Rolling Stone. He also survived a 2003 bike accident in which he broke his neck and was diagnosed a few years back with a genetic disorder that is similar to Parkinson's Disease. Ozzy recently started a new gig as a health columnist for England's Sunday Times. In the first installment of the column — which is being largely ghostwritten by his memoir co-writer, Chris Ayres — Ozzy admitted, "By all accounts, I'm a medical miracle. When I die, I should donate my body to the Natural History Museum."
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