Exercise genomics, epigenomics, and transcriptomics: a reality check!

Authored by: Claude Bouchard

Routledge Handbook of Sport and Exercise Systems Genetics

Print publication date:  April  2019
Online publication date:  March  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138504851
eBook ISBN: 9781315146287
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315146287-42

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Abstract

Over the last three decades or so, several books have dealt with the highly specialized topic of genetics and exercise. The first effort was more than 20 years ago when there was only minimal data to report across a range of topics of relevance to exercise (8). Since then, a few other volumes have appeared, reflecting an incremental growth in content but with only a modest paradigm shift in the underlying science (5, 20, 22). As one could expect, the present effort under the editorial guidance of Drs. Timothy Lightfoot, Monica Hubal, and Stephen Roth is the most up-to-date and comprehensive of these publications. It allows us to understand the progress we have made but also the territory that has been only superficially explored as well as the many issues and research questions that we have not even begun to address.

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