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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

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

ACL Injuries in Football

Posted by Sean Sinden on Wed, Sep 16, 2015

Jordy Nelson, a Super Bowl winning wide-receiver with the Green Bay Packers will miss the entire 2015 season with a torn ACL. There was no contact on the play, which occurred during the second pre-season game of the year for the Packers. Pre-season competition is a valuable way of mentally, physically, and tactically preparing for an upcoming season. With any exposure to high-intensity competition comes the risk of injury. In the NFL, pre-season injuries like Nelson’s are common. Of the injuries sustained, ACL tears are one of the most common. 132 ACL tears have occurred since 2013: 25 of them occurring this year, and 10 occurring  during pre-season play (1).

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Topics: athletigen, football, nfl, preseason, sports genetics, acl, Editorial, injury

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