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ACTN3 and the super-sprinter variant

ACTN3 and the super-sprinter gene (I got it)

ACTN3 and the super-sprinter gene is the gene found in elite athletes around the world. The ACTN3 makes a special protein This the “…controls fast-twitch muscle fibers, the cells responsible for the speedy tensing and flexing of the muscles involved in sprinting or weight-lifting“. Many elite athletes have one mutation, I was surprised when my […]

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