Researchers cite dangers of gene doping in sport


Researchers cite dangers of gene doping in sport(2004, Nov 2) Los Angeles Times, by Alan Zarembo

'Pioneer' in genetic engineering, Jim Wilson offers the expert comment int his article. Olivier Rabin, Director of Science for WADA notes his concern for the abuse of gene threapy. However, it is also explained that there is no evidence of gene doping in sport. Wilson is part of the University of Pennsylvania, deeply involved with the Jesse Gelsinger tragedy. The article doesnt really consider sport specifically and is more about the therapeutic possibilities of gene therpay, though Wilson does state that athletes would be crazy to try this on themselves.