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Olympics 2016: What Makes or Breaks Top Athletes
Special Report
Special Report

Olympics 2016: What Makes or Breaks Top Athletes

Will better training and coaching lead to new records, or do drugs and technology determine the score? Explore the science of the Games with these articles

Could Olympians Be Tweaking Their Genes?

Could Olympians Be Tweaking Their Genes?

“Gene doping” remains unlikely, but if scientists can safely boost athletic performance by manipulating genes, that should be cause for celebration

July 26, 2016 — John Horgan

Why Do Facts Fail?

Why Do Facts Fail?

Deconstructing Denial