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DNA 101: Avoid injury with TLC (Tendon Love & Care)

Posted by Athletigen on Thu, Jan 23, 2020

If you’re like most athletes, one of your main concerns is preventing injury. A tendon rupture is the bear-attack of athletic injuries. You don’t know if or when it’s coming, there were probably some steps you could have taken to avoid it, and if the bear sneaks up on you there’s a chance you won’t be able to avoid it.

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Topics: DNA, genetics, performance, tendon, tendon love, collagen, DNA 101, Editorial, Gene, injury, injury prevention

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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