DNA 'edge creates new sports worry: Scientists concerned about 'gene doping'


DNA 'edge creates new sports worry: Scientists concerned about 'gene doping'(2002, Feb 10) The Baltimore Sun, by M. Stroh

One of the interesting aspects of this article is the recognition that gene therapy for humans has been terribly limited. A number of commentators on this reality have noted that there is more to this than merely the inadequacy of science. RAther, there has been a tumultuous history to the development of genetic science, which has stalled and prohibited important barriers from being overcome.

While it is important to be realistic about what has been achieved so far, there does seem to be good evidence to be optimistic about the potential of genetic science to produce meaningful and significant alterations to how we understand humanness.