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S&C coach Alexi Pianosi talks DNA in training program development

Posted by Sean McCullum on Sat, Apr 29, 2017

Alexi Pianosi is the S&C coach for the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL. He is also the owner and operator of Advanced sports performance. Pianosi has been integrating his athlete's (including Nico Hischier) DNA information when developing training programs. Here's what he has to say about it. 

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Topics: Alexi Pianosi, Atheltigen, DNA, how to, Nico, Nico Hischier, QMJHL, Alexi, Editorial, Halifax Mooseheads

C100 names Athletigen among most promising companies in Canada

Posted by Sean McCullum on Thu, Apr 27, 2017

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – April 27, 2016: C100, a nonprofit organization connecting Canadian entrepreneurs with influential Canadian business leaders in Silicon Valley, has named Halifax-based Athletigen Technologies as one of the “most promising companies in Canada,” inviting the company to attend 48 Hrs in the Valley.

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Topics: 48 Hrs in the Valley, athletigen, Atlantic Canada, C100, genetics, News, 48 Hrs, Halifax, Media Releases, Silicon Valley, sports, Startup

DNA could explain why you have difficulty falling asleep

Posted by Sean McCullum on Thu, Apr 20, 2017

 

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Topics: athletigen, Can't, difficulty, DNA, genetic, night, sleep, Asleep, CLOCK, Editorial, Gene, Trouble

DNA could explain why your body reacts to caffeine in a unique way

Posted by Sean McCullum on Thu, Apr 06, 2017

Caffeine is used by many high-performance athletes to increase focus and energy. Its use has expanded since 2004, when it was removed from the World Anti-Doping Agency prohibited substances list. Whether it’s a strong cup of coffee, or a specialized supplement, caffeine is an important tool in the belt of pro athletes and coaches.

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Topics: Caffeine, genotype, Jittery, Reaction, rs762551, Coffee, CYP1A2, Editorial, Gene, Good, sensitivity

What you need to know about gene doping

Posted by Sean McCullum on Thu, Mar 23, 2017

A groundbreaking and controversial technology is on the horizon for the field of genetics. CRISPR-Cas9 is a relatively new technology that allows for precise editing of a human’s genetic code.

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Topics: athletigen, CRISPR, CRISPR-Cas9, Gene editing, genetically modified athletes, GMA, sports genetics, Editorial, Gene, Gene doping, sports, WADA

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