The race against gene doping


The race against gene doping(2005, Jul 13) The Orlando Sentinel, Huntington F. Willard [link]

Quoting: "For all of the recent headlines about blood doping and anabolic steroid usage in sports, high-tech gene doping may soon have the dubious honor of rendering them obsolete. National Football League Commissioner Paul Tagliabue said as much earlier this year when he appeared before Congress during steroid hearings: "When [gene doping] happens, the issues that our society is discussing today . . . will be as irrelevant as the blacksmith in the automobile age

"Gene doping, the non-therapeutic use of DNA and/or cells to enhance athletic performance, has the potential to offer cheaters a souped-up body that can run faster and jump higher with modifications that are virtually undetectable."