Tests ignore sport's magic(2005, Jun 22) The Age, by Geoff Baum
More reactions on the use of genetic tests to predict sporting success. I quote:
"Back off with that scraper, speculum and patella dish. This is sport, not science. These are footballers, not guinea pigs....But to use science to pre-empt, discriminate and discard is another matter. Call it genetic cleansing and see if it still appeals....To conduct DNA tests on prospective footballers for the purpose of choosing some and eliminating others would itself fail a test, of human dignity."