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Use of genetic information to train athletes began in Kazakhstan (VIDEO)

Today, the sports centers of the country use genetic information to determine in advance which type of sport is most suitable for a person. The author of the laboratory of bioinformatics and system biology of National Laboratory Astana Ulykbek Kairov, in an exclusive interview to the correspondent of IA, told how the inclinations and abilities to different kinds of sports are revealed through genetic studies.
Astana city 05 January, 14:32

Analyzing the types of genes, one can determine the propensity of a person to engage in sports or a predisposition to various diseases. In this regard, it is possible to determine the kind of sport in which a person is more likely to succeed.

According to Ulybek Kairov, it has already been proved that there are a number of genes that participate in the active work of muscles.

"Of great interest is the sport. There are a number of genes that can use information for athletes. For example, if an athlete is not able to run fast, then other approaches can be defined. There are interesting things that are related to athletics. Sprinters cannot run for a long time and this can be shown from the point of view of genetics. We have a group of people we train, for example, an athlete for long distance, and he is more inclined to short, quick jogs, then why not use it for good", the scientist explained.

As the geneticist said, today many sports centers are interested in this and try to use genetic information in order to somehow apply it in training of athletes.

"For example, there was an initiative in East Kazakhstan region. There, the Institute of Physical Training tries to apply such approaches in order to improve the process of the quality of children's education. They are now trying to find money for this. But the fact is that it already comes to the masses and tomorrow it will be granted to everyone. We must be ready for this, that is the task", Ulykbek Kairov said.

In addition, he noted that very soon scientists will better predict and find predisposition to certain diseases.

We note that Head of the Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology U. Kairov during the conversation also said that within 5 years in Kazakhstan a project will be developed, according to which bioinformatics scientists will decrase up to 10 thousand individuals of the Kazakh population, including a group of children. All this is done to identify various genomic changes and predispositions to certain diseases. On the basis of research, specialists will give recommendations on improving the quality of health and life of the nation.

Akbota Kuzekbay