Human genetics can play a major role in determining an athlete’s potential. Genetic information is passed from parent to child and is stored within human cells in the form of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). An individual’s DNA influences attributes such as height and weight and can help to determine if an individual has a predisposition towards athleticism. Genes play a major role in body type and athletic ability, but an athlete must also work hard to realize his/her potential.
The Sports ‘n Science program aims to enhance the connections between sports and science within academia and in the community. Through the popularity of sports, SnS disseminates scientific information to public audiences with presentations, posters, and videos.
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