Tomorrow's doping scandal? It could be genetic enhancement


Tomorrow's doping scandal? It could be genetic enhancement(2004, Aug 12) Associated Press, by M. Crenson

On the eve of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, Crenson draws attention to mice and rats, whose muscles have been increased by up to 50%. Ted Friedmann is quoted, identifying the high risk of gene doping. Bioethicists are also cited as being concerned that 'unscrupulous trainers' will endeavour to enhance willing athletes. John Hoberman is also quoted, arguing that gene doping is indicative of our 'cultural crisis', though acknowledges that the situation is impossible to resolve satisfactorily.