|MadSci Network: Genetics|
I'm a 23 year old undergrad business student at U. Texas. My question is twofold: 1. What traits in a mother produces naturally athletic children? 2. What can I do to manipulate my own composition to ensure superior offspring? I was researching on what genes to look for in a female to produce the most athletic offspring. (Please humor me, if my science knowlegde seems limited...because it is!) My basic goal is to pick a women to breed with, so that the final result is genetically athletic children. I know that a human baby gets mitochondria from the mother. This mitochondria seems to have a strong correlation with energy production in the body. I also am curious if there is a way to add ACTN-3 into my DNA, so that I can gain fast twitch muscles and increase my own muscle mass, (hence, passing it on to my offspring)? Are there physical traits that I should look for in a woman to mate? (i.e. blue eyes, superior muscle structure, good posture, height, ect.) Thank you for taking the time to read these questions. I look forward to your response.
Re: What traits should I look for in a female to breed?
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