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A variant of Piezo1 may boost tendon strength and, subsequently, athletic ability. Yellow Dog Productions/The Image Bank via Getty Images

Your mighty tendons help you sprint, jump and move – a genetic mutation in one key protein may increase athletic performance

The discovery of the role that the protein Piezo1 plays in touch and body awareness won the 2021 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. Piezo1 may also be a significant player in motor function.

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