Top athletes seek gene therapy boost


Top athletes seek gene therapy boost(2004, July 11) The Observer, by Campbell, D. and McKie, R. [link]

Lee Sweeney's work is the focus of this article, which reinforces the immediacy of this matter. Quotes from Michele Verroken former head of UK Sport's anti-doping agency emphasise the risk of this technology and the flawed perception that it would be safe. Ken Fitch of WADA's boad comments on the prospect of increasing jump capacity in high-jump, though the article recognises that opinion is divided on how soon it will be before athletes use it.