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Recent advances in the field of genetics have led to an increase in use and availability of genetic testing. While genetic testing has proven to be of value in clinical medicine, there is no evidence to support the use of genetic testing for athletic performance improvement, sport selection or talent identification. Use of genetic testing as an absolute predictor of athletic prowess or sport selection is unscientific and unethical.

The following resources developed by the AIS address the implications of recent advances in the field of genetics and the consequences for athlete health and wellbeing.

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