Looking at ‘Olympic Genes’: How DNA Affects Athleticism

Professional athletes are pretty cool, aren’t they? Their dedication and talent almost makes them superhuman. In fact, it’s made a lot of researchers interested in athletes’ genes. Just last year, China’s Ministry of Science and Technology said they’re planning to find so-called “Olympic genes” and how athletes’ DNA could give them a natural advantage in sports.

To talk about genetics in sport and what it could mean for our athletes, The Daily spoke to Dr Nir Eynon, Associate Professor of Genetics from Victoria University.

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