The Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine An IOC Medical Commission Publication, Genetic and Molecular Aspects of Sports Performance by Claude Bouchard
(Volume XVIII)

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This is the latest volume in the IOC Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine series, summarizing the evidence from all relevant sources on the genetic and molecular basis of sports and other human physical performance.

The initial chapters address the basic science of genomics and genetics and the regulation of gene expression.  Additional chapters provide authoritative information on the genetics of complex performance phenotypes, the contributions of small animal research, family and twin studies, and ethnic comparisons.  A final section addresses the issue of the contribution of specific genes and molecular markers as related to endurance, strength and power, and responsiveness to specific conditioning programs. 

This latest volume in the Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine Series from the Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee is a must for sports and exercise scientists who require a thorough guide to the most cutting edge science in this expanding field.


About Claude Bouchard

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Claude Bouchard was born in 1961 in Montreal, Canada, where he still resides. His education and experience is in management, mainly human resources. He occupies much of his leisure time with his oil paints and watercolours, his guitars, travel, reading and writing. He wrote his first book, Vigilante, in 1995, followed by The Consultant (1996) and Mind Games (1997), both sequels. Having put his writing activities aside for a number of years, he reviewed and revised the above books in 2009 which he subsequently self-published. Since, Claude has completed his fourth book, titled The Homeless Killer, which brings back the main characters of his previous works some 10 years later. He has also recently released Duo # 1 - Vigilante/The Consultant, which combines his first two novels into one volume.
Published August 2, 2011 by Wiley-Blackwell. 424 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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