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David Epstein on genetics, Kenyan marathon runners and the art of finding fighter pilots

David Epstein on genetics, Kenyan marathon runners and the art of finding fighter pilots | Are Athletes Made or Born | Scoop.it
Interview with David Epstein on the intersection of sports and genetics, the physiology of elite athletes, why Kenyans are such great marathon runners, Belgian Blue cattle, the origins of cognitive ability, and how to find the world’s best fighter pilots or bob sled drivers.
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Re: Testing athletes, and banning those who take drugs, is unjustifiable

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Mental toughness: Nature vs. Nurture? · The UK's leading Sports Psychology Website

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Nature vs Nurture: Athletes’ genes

Nature vs Nurture: Athletes’ genes | Are Athletes Made or Born | Scoop.it
Every so often, the phrase, “it’s a sport in which Filipinos can excel”.
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The Sports Gene: What Makes the Perfect Athlete by David Epstein – review

Richard Moore on an illuminating book that challenges the notion that in sport, practice matters more than innate talent
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World-class athletes: are they born or made?

World-class athletes: are they born or made? | Are Athletes Made or Born | Scoop.it
The ongoing debate as to whether or not world-class athletes are born or made could not be resolved at the The Gleaner's Daegu to London special Editors' Forum held at its North Street offices yesterday....
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VIDEO Sporty genomes: Are elite athletes born or made?

VIDEO Sporty genomes: Are elite athletes born or made? | Are Athletes Made or Born | Scoop.it
If a major goal of genomics research is to understand the underlying molecular causes of beneficial phenotypes, for purposes of promoting overall health in society, then perhaps sports, in many reg...
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Are great athletes born or made?

Are great athletes born or made? | Are Athletes Made or Born | Scoop.it
In this June 9, 1996 file photo Chicago Bulls Michael Jordan stands during a break at the end of
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The Surprising Link Between Genetics and Sports

The Surprising Link Between Genetics and Sports | Are Athletes Made or Born | Scoop.it
How do genetics influence athletic ability? Do our genes predict our sports success or does it all depend on training?
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Are top athletes born or made? · The UK's leading Sports Psychology Website

Are top athletes born or made? · The UK's leading Sports Psychology Website | Are Athletes Made or Born | Scoop.it

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What makes champions? A review of the relative contribution of genes and training to sporting success. - PubMed - NCBI

Br J Sports Med. 2012 Jun;46(8):555-61. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2011-090548. Epub 2012 Apr 25. Review
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Are sporting champions born to win?

Are sporting champions born to win? | Are Athletes Made or Born | Scoop.it
Does sporting ability depend on our genetic make-up? Gabby Logan and her family had DNA tests to find out.
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Fascinating... Born ad Made??

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#41. A Summary of 'The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance' by David Epstein

#41. A Summary of 'The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance' by David Epstein | Are Athletes Made or Born | Scoop.it
Table of Contents: i. Introduction/Synopsis PART I: PHYSIOLOGY: BONES, MUSCLES AND CARDIO Section A. Height and Skeletal Structure (and an Introduction to Heritability and Genetics) 1. Nature and N...
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Genetics and Sports

Genetics and Sports | Are Athletes Made or Born | Scoop.it
This publication reviews past, current and future applications of genetic research in the fields of exercise science and sports medicine. It highlights ethical concerns, potential clinical applications and exploitation of genetic information. The authors, an interdisciplinary group of experts comprising clinicians, exercise scientists, human geneticists and other biological scientists, present an integrated and holistic understanding of the field to the reader. Several chapters of the book address the issue of nature and nurture in determining athletic ability and etiology of sports injuries. Other chapters are dealing with genetics and performance research during premolecular and molecular biology eras, gene-lifestyle interactions and their consequences on health, as well as genetic risk factors in musculoskeletal soft tissue injuries. Finally, the possible application of gene therapy in athletes, gene doping and genetic testing of athletes are discussed. The book is highly recommended to exercise scientists, sports clinicians, human geneticists, athletes, coaches and to all those interested in the relatively new area of genetic research within the fields of exercise science and sports medicine.
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Are athletes really getting faster, better, stronger?

Are athletes really getting faster, better, stronger? | Are Athletes Made or Born | Scoop.it
When you look at sporting achievements over the last decades, it seems like humans have gotten faster, better and stronger in nearly every way. Yet as David Epstein points out in this delightfully counter-intuitive talk, we might want to lay off the self-congratulation. Many factors are at play in shattering athletic records, and the development of our natural talents is just one of them.
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Dr. Yessis Says That The Notion That Great Athletes Are Born And Not Made Is B. S. - Dr. Yessis SportLab

It is a common belief, among most coaches in the United States today, that good athletes are born–they are naturals. Continuing this myth, these same coaches believe you … Read more ►
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Practice does not make perfect: Elite sprinters destroy myth that athletes made, not born | Genetic Literacy Project

Practice does not make perfect: Elite sprinters destroy myth that athletes made, not born | Genetic Literacy Project | Are Athletes Made or Born | Scoop.it
The old adage, hyped by Malcolm Gladwell, that hard work can turn almost anyone into a champion is popular among the PC crowd and 'blank slate' social scientists. That claim never passed the common sense test, and as two GLP contributors have now documented, there is little evidence in science either.
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Are great athletes born and not made?

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As the saying goes, "practice makes perfect." Yet when it comes to sports, is it really practice or is there a biological reason to why some people are better
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"Growing" Great Athletes - YouTube

Are great athletes born or made? PowerChalk.com founder Chaz Henry shares some of his insights on 'growing" great athletes in this 30 minute webinar. The ses...

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Are elite athletes born or made?

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10,000 hours of practice is said to help anyone gain true expertise, but athletic talent may be more reliant on "sports genes"
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