Engineering Makes Perfect? Ctd

In an interview with Slate, David Epstein, author of The Sports Gene, argues that downplaying the genetic aspects of athletic talent is harmful: I think it’s become really detrimental, because now there’s this early hyperspecialization in sports, and there are very few sports where the science shows that actually helps and others where it shows it’s … Continue reading Engineering Makes Perfect? Ctd

Engineering Makes Perfect?

Reviewing David Epstein’s new book The Sports Gene, Reeves Wiedeman explores the idea of breeding superstar athletes: The technology is on the not-too-distant horizon: scientists have produced fertile eggs from mouse stem cells, allowing for the possibility that, one day soon, humans will be able to engineer their children to receive specific traits and not … Continue reading Engineering Makes Perfect?