Olympic Team GB Trials Gene Tests for Injury, University of London Reveals
Published: Jul 26, 2012
Scientists behind Olympic Team GB are working on genetic tests to understand why some athletes are prone to injury, BBC's Newsnight has learned. Tendon injuries and stress fractures are common in elite athletes, but how and why they happen is less clear. University College London's Prof Hugh Montgomery says they have found a gene they think strongly influences the risk of stress fracture and more will come.