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ACTN3: Can Genetics Tell Me if I am Going to be an Olympic Sprinter?

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Genetic testing kits are sold for many purposes. Most focus on health and/or ancestry traits, but some of these tests report on genetic markers that have been linked to athletic performance and risk for injuries. Using ACTN3 as our example, this lesson explores the potential and limitations of these sorts of tests and the relationships in complex human traits between biology, environment and culture.

genetic technology
Predictive genetic testing