We have all seen movies about people who have mutant powers and this might seem like fiction to a lot of people but the truth is that the order has been experimenting with all kinds of mutant life forms for a long time now. The first time we decided to conduct tests was when we came up with a mutation of humans that had the ability to stay underwater for up to 4 hours. We needed this in order to get them to build all of the underwater facilities that we have available in the world.
We have also experimented with mutation for high endurance and others that can be fully functional without any sleep for more than 4 to 5 weeks. These are all experiments that have allowed us to find out much more about how we can change human genetics easily. We are still conducting such experiments but they are all highly classified.