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  • © selection and editorial matter, J. Timothy Lightfoot, Monica J. Hubal and Stephen M. Roth; individual chapters, the contributors. All Rights Reserved. This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book focuses on genetic findings in the common forms of sport and exercise. Since the early 2000s, information regarding pieces of the “genetic story�? have continued to be revealed with continued hope that precision medicine – or treatments tailored to each of us based on our underlying genetic code – will become commonplace. As science in systems genetics has advanced, the media has warmed to the topic, resulting in more awareness by the public of news with genetic findings. The book deals with general systems genetics concepts and serves as a conceptual foundation, as well as providing a succinct overview of the tremendous strides in systems genetics since 2000. The concluding section deals with the ethics of applying these genetic findings to sport and performance.

published proceedings

  • Catalysis Today

author list (cited authors)

  • Faria, J. L., Fernández-Ibañez, P., & Malato, S.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Faria, Joaquim L||Fernández-Ibañez, Pilar||Malato, Sixto

publication date

  • June 2013