MadSci Network: Genetics

Subject: What traits should I look for in a female to breed?

Date: Sat Jan 24 22:46:37 2004
Posted by John Andrews
Grade level: undergrad School: University of Texas at Austin
City: Austin State/Province: TX Country: USA
Area of science: Genetics
ID: 1075005997.Ge

I'm a 23 year old undergrad business student at U. Texas. My question is 
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 
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 

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