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Episode Info: In this Episode 0:19 –Tests available to better understand gene expression 1:07 –Ways to change gene expression for the better 4:17 –Dangers that come with trying to alter genes 5:15 –Possibilities for an athlete if we could fully control genes 6:59 –Can we alter genes to live to 500? 8:37 –Final Advice Tests available to better understand gene expression In part two of Making Athletes podcast episode 12, host Wes Kennedy speaks with Shea Robison, author of Nexus of Epigenetics about the ability to alter our genetic expressions. Robison says that as far as he is aware, there isn’t any publically available ways to better understand the genetic expression of a person. “It’s just a matter of time before those become publically available,” says Robison. He does say that you can get test done in research labs, and that doctors may know how to do this soon, but he isn’t aware of anything available currently. Ways to change gene expression for the better Robison says that it is possible and that “it’s an interesting aspect to epigenetics.” He says that those listening to the podcast are already working to better alter their gene expressions, and that anything we do, from eating to exercise, will change gene expression. Aside from saying “healthy choices matter,” Robison felt that there wasn’t much he could say definitively about changing gene expression. He also reminds listeners that this could possibly affect...
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