Science Studies Breeding Humans To Like Exercise

RoseTracker| Based on success in selective breeding mice, scientists believe that they can breed humans to like exercise. In an effort to end our modern-day love affair as couch potatoes, researchers also believe they can also breed humans to be uncomfortable, sitting still for long periods of time.

Mice bred to be fast runners produced offspring with the same traits. Researchers believe humans can be programmed in the same way.

Theodore Garland Jr. at the University of California, Riverside is leading critical research into new tools to fight America’s obesity epidemic. If changing our genetic code isn’t feasible on the short-term, Garland is convinced that the pharmacological industry can utilize his research for new drugs that get us moving — and without turning us into restless, volatile maniacs, of course. via Science Daily