Since the advent of The Human Genome Project in the 1990’s, scientists have been unravelling the secrets of the DNA double-helix. As a population, we now accept its use in identifying criminals, cancer risk and ancestral origin. It should not come as a surprise therefore to discover that, for some years, well-funded professional sports clubs, bodies and individuals have been using genetic analysis to enhance performance.
However, with the science in place, tested and repeatable, it has become very simple and very cheap to analyse DNA. Now, the science tested on 60 footballers at Real Madrid (among others) and promoted by elite athletes at London 2012 and World Cup 2014, has filtered through to the general public, and is available to members of City Golf.
These professionals guard their training and nutrition protocols with the up-most confidentiality. They rightly believe that what they do in these areas represents their edge over the competition. Leaking or sharing by coaches or other staff would lead to termination of contracts or legal proceedings. For a long time the professionals paid a high price to keep genetic prescription to themselves.
Via a laboratory here in UK, a simple mouth-swab can quickly indicate your genetic predisposition to fitness considerations such as: