DENVER — With so many sports options for kids, parents find themselves making a lot of decisions.
Now a Boulder company is offering a DNA test that it says can measure your child’s natural predisposition for a particular sport.
Atlas Sports Genetics offers the test for $169.
It looks for variants in each of the two ACTN3 genes. The company claims a variant in both copies means a genetic advantage in endurance sports like long distance running.
One variant, they say, means you’re best suited for mixed pattern sports that use strength and endurance like soccer or cycling.
According to the company, no variants means a kid is better suited for sprint, power and strength sports like football or weightlifting.