Genes and Drug Testing

What if we told you that a significant number of people have a certain gene type (a version of an ‘insertion/deletion’ genotype) that would allow them to beat a drug test? Well, it’s true!...

Understanding Your Fitness Genetics – By Dr. Stuart Grice

We all want to perform at the peak of our physical ability. Yet for each of us there is a limit to our capacity to perform a particular physical exercise. These limits are set by two main factors: our ENVIRONMENT and our GENETICS.

Adventures in mountain genetics – By Jelena

My name is Jelena, I’m a genetics researcher at Cambridge University, and this summer I’m about to climb Kilimanjaro for the very first time. Now, you wouldn’t think those last two things are related. But as a professional geek, I couldn’t resist researching the health background of the trip before signing up.

How do different dietary fats affect our genes?

At FitnessGenes™, we are constantly and tirelessly scouring the scientific literature for research showing any effect of changes in diet, exercise activity, or supplements on genes or on any trait that is known to be affected by our genes.