If it's all focused on his healing ability then I presume his other skills suffer for it.
So our characters don't all have science expiriment syndrome, well that changes things drastically. But that means that the whole project was never meant to be secret.
It just doesn't make sense why the researchers would allow their pet project to run free. Even so, after he ran off with the band how dod SXM catch him and bring him back? Considering that, how did they reform him, or did they not?
Now that I think of it, those destructive habits would kill other 14 year