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August 7, 2013

Maybe They're Born With It

Author David Epstein examines what genes control in athletics—and what they don't.

Michael Gluckstadt

What makes a great athlete? Is it someone who's won the genetic lottery and been endowed with natural gifts? Or could it be anyone who's just put in the effort and the time—say, 10,000 hours—to reach the height of their craft?

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