Joel Stein: DNA of Champions

Some of my genes predict athleticism. I have apparently nurtured the other ones

I have come to accept that I am never going to compete in the Winter Olympics. This is largely because I have never tried any of the sports. In fact, I have avoided all athletic activities of any kind for my entire life. I've always assumed that through no fault of my own, I was born without the genes that would make me able to ski and then stop skiing and shoot things, or to steer a bobsled after a giant man pushed us downhill.

To find out if I was right, Pathway Genomics, which uses a spit sample to deliver...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!