CRISPR and the Super Athlete

CRISPR and the Super Athlete

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Start ACL Injury Prevention Programs When The Players Are Young

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The FIFA 11 injury prevention warmup program has been proven effective in reducing lower extremity injury rates in soccer players Pre-adolescent and adolescent fema.... More »

BOOK REVIEW: HEMORRHOIDS AT HALFTIME -An Insider’s View of High School Athletics

Over the course of my doing my radio show over the years, I have assembled a pretty substantial library of books on sports in this country. Many of these works are written by dedicated individuals who share my passion and concern for what’s happening to kids in sports. And the vast majority of the.... More »

CRISPR and the Super Athlete

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youth sports 1526420760 300733538 CRISPR and the Super AthleteBy Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points: 

A gene editing technique called CRISPR offers amazing possibilities to cure genetic diseases
It also offers the possibility to manipulate a genome to improve athletic performance
Athletic performance as a whole is a result of multiple complex interactions between genetics, environment, and training
My belief is that two specific gene manipulations are likely to show up soon in athletes who wish to cheat at strength and endurance sports

CRISPR, or CRISPR-Cas9, is a technique that allows genetic scientists to edit specific parts of a person’s genome by removing or altering sections of DNA — also known as gene editing…

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