Gene linked to athletic performance


Gene linked to athletic performance(2003, 27 Aug) New Scientist, by A. Coghlan [link]

Research from Australia suggests a link between endurance capacity and genetics. Scientist Kathryn North of the Institute of Neuromuscular Research at the Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney hypothesises that alpha-actinin relates to specific kinds of athletic capcity.

The article ends with a quote from Rodney Walker, Chairman of UK Sport, which provides a rare acknowledgement of the need to broaden the debate about gene doping to society as a whole.