Do You Have Skinny Genes?
With the New Year, there's often a resolution or two to make a new you. But what makes you, you? Given that we share over 99.9% of our genes with each other, there's a lot of variety in that 0.01%, especially when it comes to fitness. Is it just your genes or is there something else at play? In this edition of The Naked Scientists, Graihagh Jackson goes in search of sixpack abs...
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Take a look around you, no two people are alike. Even within ourselves, we're always changing but just how much can we adapt?
What's the difference between DNA, genes and a chromosone? No, this isn't some terrible science joke...
We share almost all of our genes yet, we are totally different. Even siblings are very different, so what determines your genetic recipe?
If genes aren't the only factor in fitness, what other forces might be shaping who we are? Could we therefore control our genes?
When it comes to flies, scientists can measure changes in DNA
and in theory, we could use the same method to see if
humans are evolving...
To answer this question, we turn to horses. Why? Until recently, scientists thought they had reached a genetic limit when it came to speed
Getting fit can be a bore, but what if cardio was less about fitness and more about friendships?