Gene Doping Might Make Steroids Obsolete in Sports, Expert Says


27 October 2005

Gene Doping Might Make Steroids Obsolete in Sports, Expert Says

New performance-enhancing treatment could be more difficult to detect

The following article appears in the October 2005 issue of the State Department's electronic journal Economic Perspectives. It is based on an op-ed article published in The Boston Globe and other newspapers but has been revised and updated for this publication by the author. The complete issue, titled The Promise of Biotechnology, can be viewed on the USINFO Web site.