The Sports Gene

Dated Apr 29, 2014; last modified on Mon, 05 Sep 2022

Nature vs. Nurture? Well, a bit of both, But as a scientific pursuit, asking how each might be at work and its relative contribution is important.

The Human Genome Project (started 1990, completed 2003) has been valuable, but there have been challenges applying it to sports. Single genes have effects too tiny to be detectable in small studies.

The Sports Gene: Inside the science of extraordinary athletic performance. Epstein, David. 2014.
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