Genetic doping in sports causes concern


Genetic doping in sports causes concernThe World Today - Thursday, 27 July , 2006  12:46:00 Reporter: Michael Edwards ELEANOR HALL: Some scientists are predicting that if genetic doping is allowed to continue unchecked, athletes will soon be running 100 metres in eight seconds and clearing three-metre high jumps.

But a conference in Sydney is being told that this brave new world could be extremely dangerous.

Genetic doping uses DNA fragments to change a person's genetic structure. It's already widespread particularly in endurance events like cycling.

Michael Edwards was at the conference in Sydney and filed this report.