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dc.contributor.authorWebborn, Nicken_UK
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Alunen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMcNamee, Mikeen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBouchard, Claudeen_UK
dc.contributor.authorPitsiladis, Yannisen_UK
dc.contributor.authorAhmetov, Ildusen_UK
dc.contributor.authorAshley, Euanen_UK
dc.contributor.authorByrne, Nualaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorCamporesi, Silviaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorCollins, Malcolm Ren_UK
dc.contributor.authorDijkstra, Paulen_UK
dc.contributor.authorEynon, Niren_UK
dc.contributor.authorFuku, Noriyukien_UK
dc.contributor.authorGarton, Fleuren_UK
dc.contributor.authorMoran, Colin Neilen_UK
dc.description.abstractThe general consensus among sport and exercise genetics researchers is that genetic tests have no role to play in talent identification or the individualised prescription of training to maximise performance. Despite the lack of evidence, recent years have witnessed the rise of an emerging market of direct-to-consumer marketing (DTC) tests that claim to be able to identify children's athletic talents. Targeted consumers include mainly coaches and parents. There is concern among the scientific community that the current level of knowledge is being misrepresented for commercial purposes. There remains a lack of universally accepted guidelines and legislation for DTC testing in relation to all forms of genetic testing and not just for talent identification. There is concern over the lack of clarity of information over which specific genes or variants are being tested and the almost universal lack of appropriate genetic counselling for the interpretation of the genetic data to consumers. Furthermore independent studies have identified issues relating to quality control by DTC laboratories with different results being reported from samples from the same individual. Consequently, in the current state of knowledge, no child or young athlete should be exposed to DTC genetic testing to define or alter training or for talent identification aimed at selecting gifted children or adolescents. Large scale collaborative projects, may help to develop a stronger scientific foundation on these issues in the future.en_UK
dc.publisherBMJ Publishing Group Ltden_UK
dc.relationWebborn N, Williams A, McNamee M, Bouchard C, Pitsiladis Y, Ahmetov I, Ashley E, Byrne N, Camporesi S, Collins MR, Dijkstra P, Eynon N, Fuku N, Garton F & Moran CN (2015) Direct-to-consumer genetic testing for predicting sports performance and talent identification: Consensus statement. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 49 (23), pp. 1486-1491.
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dc.titleDirect-to-consumer genetic testing for predicting sports performance and talent identification: Consensus statementen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleBritish Journal of Sports Medicineen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.description.notesAdditional co-authors: Nils Hoppe, Søren Holm, Jane Kaye, Vassilis Klissouras, Alejandro Lucia, Kamiel Maase, Kathryn N North, Fabio Pigozzi, Guan Wangen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Brightonen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationManchester Metropolitan Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationSwansea Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationLouisiana State Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Brightonen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationVolga Region State Academy of Physical Cultureen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationStanford Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBond Institute of Health and Sporten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationKing's College Londonen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Cape Townen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationAspetar-Qatar Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Hospitalen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationVictoria Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationTokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontologyen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Melbourneen_UK
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rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorWebborn, Nick|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorWilliams, Alun|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMcNamee, Mike|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorBouchard, Claude|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorPitsiladis, Yannis|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorAhmetov, Ildus|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorAshley, Euan|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorByrne, Nuala|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorCamporesi, Silvia|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorCollins, Malcolm R|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorDijkstra, Paul|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorEynon, Nir|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorFuku, Noriyuki|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorGarton, Fleur|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMoran, Colin Neil|0000-0001-6226-8131en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
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