Gene doping is a real danger - but anti-doping science is making progress


Gene doping is a real danger - but anti-doping science is making progressWADA, Press release, 4 November, 2005 Gene therapy research has reached a critical phase. Already practised on humans as part of strictly controlled experiments, gene therapy promises to become a widely available form of treatment for injury and disease. However, advances in the science of gene therapy have a darker side: gene doping—the unscrupulous use of genetic modification to enhance athletic ability by athletes, sportspeople and coaches....