Sports facing next problem after drug-takers - gene cheats


Sports facing next problem after drug-takers - gene cheats(2001) Bloomberg Press, by N. Morgan

Unfortunately, this article was never published in Bloomberg, but nevertheless was a terribly well-researched paper. One of the interesting observations of this paper is the way in which genetic science relates to other sport sciences. It is suggested by the exercise physiologists McArdle, Katch and Katch that future limits to athlete performance will be determined less by innate physiology and training and more by surgical enhancement and genetic modification.

Matt Ridley is also quoted as suggesting that it would be relatively easy to engineer a human embryo in a minor waythat could lead to the genetic potential to become a better athlete. However, this is challlenged by Thomas Murray who doubts the way in which genetics is reduced in much of the discourse surrounding its application.