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Crossfit athlete Brista Mayfield is basically a superhero

Posted by Sean McCullum on Fri, Jul 07, 2017

Brista Mayfield, an elite Crossfit athlete (and former gymnast) from Anna, Texas, was never thought of as a power athlete. She started gymnastics at the age of seven and continued through college.

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Topics: ACTN3, athletigen, Caffeine, DNA, genetics, Lactate Threshold, Mayfield, Regionals, Athlete Spotlight, Brista Mayfield, CF, crossfit, Editorial, Gene

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

Original post April, 2017. Updated September, 2018.

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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