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An Athletigen Analysis: Is Paleo For You?

Posted by Casey Jones on Wed, Sep 07, 2016

The assertion that our bodies are better suited and more in tune to the foods eaten by our ancestors popularized the Paleo Diet* & movement, and was outlined explicitly in Loren Cordain’s 2002 book, The Paleo Diet (1).

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Topics: athletigen, diet, genetics, paleo, sports genetics, Editorial

Olympic Genetics: Jeremy Dodson's Athletigen Profile

Posted by Casey Jones on Wed, Jul 20, 2016

Jeremy Dodson didn’t always have aspirations for the Olympic stage in track and field.

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Topics: ACTN3, football, Olympian, olympics, worrier warrior, ADRB2, altis, comt, dodson, Editorial, jeremy, sprinter, track and field

A Brief History of Genetics

Posted by Casey Jones on Thu, Jul 07, 2016

If you’re reading this, you’ve won the genetic lottery. Your genetic material has survived 3.8 billion years of adaptational pressures to get where it is in your cells today.

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Topics: crick, DNA, genetics, nucleotides, Editorial, history, mendel, watson

The Genetics of the Cinderella Icelandic Soccer Team

Posted by Casey Jones on Fri, Jul 01, 2016

In a soccer match against Estonia in 1996, Eiður Smári Guðjohnsen stepped on the field as a substitute for his father Arnór. This marked the first time that a father and son played in the same international match.

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Topics: ancestry, EURO 2016, football, genetics, norway, Editorial, iceland, ireland, scotland, soccer

Track and Field: The Origin of Modern Day Sport

Posted by Casey Jones on Wed, Apr 13, 2016

This year marks the 120th anniversary of the first modern Olympic Games. In our retrospective of the past 49 Olympic Games, we have seen feats of extraordinary athletic ability performed on the world’s greatest stage. Thousands of athletes have graced the Olympic arena in the hundreds of events the Olympics offer.

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Topics: Uncategorised, altis, jahvid best, track and field

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