Gene test for child's sporting chance


Gene test for child's sporting chance(2004, Dec 20) The Times (London), by Jemma Chapman [link]

This article discusses research which aims to identify performance capacity using genetic tests. The science emerges from the Australian Institute of Sport and relates to the ACTN3 gene. The article questions whether this sort of test should be used with children. Comments are offered from myself and Prof. Julian Savulescu, who recently published an article in the British Journal of Sports Medicine on the ethics of doping.