Cheating is so 1999
A reporter spends a year searching for the athletic holy grail: a sports gene
Updated: August 6, 2010, 4:35 PM ETBy Shaun Assael | ESPN The Magazine
Certain genes are linked to specific physical strengths like having a strong Achilles tendon (MMP3) or manufacturing the collagen that keeps ligaments and tendons like the ACL strong (COL1A1).
This article appears in the October 19th Body Issue of ESPN The Magazine.
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