Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: The runner’s silent killer

July 15, 2016

Inside every person, there are approximately three billion base pairs of chemical compounds that make up one’s genetic code. A single misspelling among these results in a genetic mutation– the location of which determines its impact. Sickle cell anemia, cystic fibrosis or colour-blindness would be jut a few such examples. As renowned running writer David Epstein phrases it in his book, The Sports Gene, “That’s like a single typo in a string of letters vast enough to fill thirteen complete sets of the Encyclopedia Britannica.”

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