Stop cheating before it starts(2002, May 21) Associated Press by Wilstein, S.
Steve Wilstein describes genetic modification as part of a continuum of enhancement methods used by athletes to gain an edge at all costs. Other technologies include microships that might allow an athlete to jump heigher or lift more weight, or even using eye surgery to boost performance. Some recognition is given to the potential positive consequences of permitting genetic modification. It could, for example, lead to a more level playing field by ensuring that individuals with a disadvantage genetic profile can improve themselves.
Nevertheless, there is still a general 'cheating' narrative running through the argument, without any real recognition that this technology might not actually be cheating.