What do our genes really tell you about our sporting abilities?

Thursday 10th May - 10:40-11:15

How much do your genes influence your sporting abilities? Can they really determine whether you could be the next Usain Bolt, or whether you’re doomed to be a lifelong couch potato?

What’s the scientific evidence behind direct-to-consumer DNA tests, and can they tell you anything useful?

This presentation will offer an overview of the field, as well as going in-depth into the genetics of sports and nutrition, looking at how genetic testing can be used alongside other physiological markers to help design individualised strategies for athletes.

Dr Kathryn Anderson, Scientific Officer at AthGene

Avi Lasarow, Chief Executive at DNAFit