Gene doping is 'new frontier' for sports cheats


Gene doping is 'new frontier' for sports cheats (2004, Feb 16) The Times, by M. Henderson [link]

Emerging largely out of the Lee Sweeney research publishedin March 2004 in the Journal of Applied Physiology, this article discusses the presentation of that research at the American Association of the Advancement of Science meeting. The panel included Thomas Murray (author of the foreword for GMA and President of the Hastings Center).

Each of the panel members recognised this as an inevitable application to sport and likely to be used long before therapeutic applications are permitted.

Richard Pound, WADA Chair, is cautious with predicting its use at Athens 2004, but this kind of speculation is not straightforward to make.