Korea fears for gene doping


Korea fears for gene dopingBy Rick Wallace. Fox Sports

March 23, 2006

RENEGADE states such as North Korea could emerge as the pioneers of genetic doping of athletes in the lead-up to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, a leading gene scientist has warned.

Professor John Lasko told a forum on drugs in sport yesterday that rogue scientists could develop undetectable gene-doping techniques to give athletes a dramatic and permanent increase in performance.