Over the years, I’ve taken a quasi-scientific approach to fitness, trying a variety of exercise and nutrition regimens and analyzing the results. But I’ve longed for a more definitive approach than my patchwork of research and experiments.
Genetrainer, a British startup in the emerging field of fitness genomics, promises to deliver something like that: workouts customized to your personal genetic makeup.
Here’s the basic science behind Genetrainer: Researchers have analyzed the human genome and found variations, known as single-nucleotide polymorphisms, or SNPs, related to various conditions and tendencies. In recent years, they’ve discovered several genetic markers related to body mass, exercise response, and nutrition.
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