Gut microbes may offer performance boost for elite athletes

One difference between elite athletes and the rest of us might be in what hangs out in their guts. Microbes ...
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Is one genetic mutation responsible for human endurance?

Studies suggest that a mutation caused humans to lose function of the CMAH gene two to three million years ago—around ...

How a broken gene may have given us the ability to become ‘marathoners’

A new study in mice pinpoints how a stretch of DNA likely turned our ancestors into marathoners, giving us the ...
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