Can gene tests tell if kids can be sports stars?

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According to USA Today, marketers of genetic tests claim that they can predict if kids are born to be elite athletes. Some customers say the test results help them steer their children to appropriate sports. But skeptical doctors and ethicists say the tests are putting profit before science and have a much greater price tag — potentially robbing perfectly capable youngsters of a chance to enjoy activities of their choice. Read USA Today.

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  1. Jessica Hardy doesn’t like it:

    Could gene tests tell if kids can be sports stars? http://usat.me?44645608 – So glad this wasn’t around when I was a kid! Yikes.less than a minute ago via USA TODAY for iPhone

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