SAN FRANCISCO (GenomeWeb) – The University College Dublin and Genomics Medicine Ireland have launched a study that aims to understand the relationship between genomics and individual health and fitness.

The UCD Institute for Sport and Health has established a new clinic for the study, and the research team plans to recruit 5,000 healthy individuals to undergo whole-genome sequencing and a range of other health and fitness tests, including bone density scans and measurements of aerobic capacity and body mass composition.

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