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Routledge Handbook of Sport and Exercise Systems Genetics

Edited by: J. Timothy Lightfoot , Monica J. Hubal , Stephen M. Roth

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

Print ISBN: 9781138504851
eBook ISBN: 9781315146287
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315146287
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<P>Technological advances over the last two decades have placed genetic research at the forefront of sport and exercise science. It provides potential answers to some of contemporary sport and exercise?s defining issues and throws up some of the area?s most challenging ethical questions, but to date, it has rested on a fragmented and disparate literature base. The <EM>Routledge Handbook of Sport and Exercise Systems Genetics</EM> constitutes the most authoritative and comprehensive reference in this critical area of study, consolidating knowledge and providing a framework for interpreting future research findings.</P> <P></P> <P>Taking an approach which covers single gene variations, through genomics, epigenetics, and proteomics, to environmental and dietary influences on genetic mechanisms, the book is&nbsp;divided into&nbsp;seven sections. It examines state-of-the-art genetic methods, applies its approach to physical activity, exercise endurance, muscle strength, and sports performance, and discusses the ethical considerations associated with genetic research in sport and exercise.</P> <P></P> <P>Made up of contributions from some of the world?s leading sport and exercise scientists and including chapters on important topical issues such as gene doping, gender testing, predicting sport performance and injury risk, and using genetic information to inform physical activity and health debates, the handbook is a vital addition to the sport and exercise literature. It is an important reference for any upper-level student, researcher, or practitioner working in the genetics of sport and exercise or exercise physiology, and crucial reading for any social scientist interested in the ethics of sport.</P>

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Why Study the Systems Genetics of Sport and Exercise? Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Expansion of Knowledge and Advances in Genetics for Quantitative Analyses Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Human Systems Genetic Modeling Used in Exercise Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Translation of Systems Genetics of Exercise to Everyday Life Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Is Physical Activity Regulated by Genetics? Evidence from Animal Models Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Is Physical Activity Regulated by Genetics? Evidence from Studies in Humans Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Evolution of Genetic Mechanisms Controlling Physical Activity Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Neurogenetics of Motivation for Physical Activity Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Peripheral Mechanisms Arising from Genetics that Regulate Activity Download PDF
Chapter  10:  TOxicant and Dietary Exposures as Unique Environmental Factors that Affect the Genetic Regulation Of Activity Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Evolution of the Human Endurance Phenotype Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Endurance Phenotype Primer Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Heritability of Endurance Traits from Animal Research Models Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Heritability of Endurance Traits from Human Research Models Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Genetic Contributions to Cardiorespiratory Fitness Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Genetic Contributions to Mitochondrial Traits Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme and the Genomics of Endurance Performance Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Heritability of Muscle Size and Strength Traits Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Genetic Contributions to Muscle Strength Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Genetic Contributions to Skeletal Muscle Size Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Genetic Contributions to Neuroendocrine Responses to Resistance Training Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Myostatin’s Role in Genetic Control of Muscle Size and Strength Download PDF
Chapter  23:  ΑLpha-Actinin-3’s Role in the Genetic Control of Muscle Strength and Performance Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Summary Findings on Genetics and Sport Performance Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Using Elite Athletes as a Model for Genetic Research Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Twin and Family Studies in Sport Performance Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Sport Concussion Genetics Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Systems Genetic Factors Underlying Soft Tissue Injury Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Sex and Performance: Nature versus Nurture Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Race and Sports Performance Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The Scientific and Ethical Challenges of Using Genetic Information to Predict Sport Performance Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Gene Doping: Ethical Perspectives Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Enhancing Evolution: The Transhuman Case for Gene Doping Download PDF
Chapter  34:  The Ethics of Sex Testing in Sport Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Exercise genomics, epigenomics, and transcriptomics: a reality check! Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Afterword – Closing the Loop: Observations and Conclusions Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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