Well actually, Mighty Mouse was genetically created by Professor Richard Hanson in Cleveland a few years ago! Professor Hanson studied the role of the cytosolic form of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK-C) in skeletal muscle. PEPCK-Cmus mice were created by introducing the cDNA for the enzyme, linked to the human alpha-skeletal actin gene promoter, into their germ line
Here at FitnessGenes™, it’s the detail of theories that interests us, and we believe this is a phenomenal example of philosophy, hypothesis, and science. But first, a little history.
Our friend David Epstein, author of the awesome book The Sports Gene - What Makes The Perfect Athlete, and award winning senior writer at Sports Illustrated, has just had a fantastic publication with National Geographic centered around the athlete Eero Mäntyranta.
In this video, I talk you through what MuscleGenes actually is!
This is Liam Hoekstra, who, at 3 years old, is pictured below throwing around 5 Ib dumbbells. In 2009, he was thought to be the world's strongest toddler, but he’s no ordinary child! Liam Hoekstra a young man with Myostatin gene mutations. Read more in this interesting article from Dr. Dan Reardon, the CEO and fouder of Fitnessgenes.
Have you hit the genetic jackpot? Scientists have discovered the genes that make some people better at sport. So is the potential for Olympic glory lurking in your DNA? MF investigates.
This was in fact the first major outing for the MuscleGenes team, and what a place to start. Mark and I have been attending the Olympia events for some time, but it was a new experience for the rest of the team.
How a DNA art startup spawned an entirely new company selling gene-based health and wellness assessments to bodybuilders For proof that the path of an entrepreneur is rarely straight, just ask Dr. Samantha Decombel. In three short years, the Oxford-based scientist has gone from working in a lab and lecturing on evolutionary and conservation genetics to launching PlayDNA, a company that turns individuals’ DNA into custom art and home décor. That shift alone would be notable enough for someone trained in a field where academia dominates, but Decombel is hard at work on yet another pivot. This time, body builders are the target. It’s a progression that’s surprising even to Decombel.