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.

Speaker:
Dr Kathryn Anderson, Scientific Officer at AthGene

Speaker:
Avi Lasarow, Chief Executive at DNAFit