Why I...Believe That Genetically Engineered Athletes Might Not Be Cheating


Why I...Believe That Genetically Engineered Athletes Might Not Be Cheating(2001, June 1) Times Higher Education Supplement, by Andy Miah

This article was published in the same week that the IOC Medical Commission met to discuss the implications of gene doping. The article focuses on what counts as cheating in sport, arguing that there are likely to be instances where athletes will be genetically enhanced, but will not be cheating, even if they have an advantage over other competitors. The article stresses the broader ethical conteext to genetics, recognising UNESCO's draft declaration on Human Rights and the Human Genome as a basis for thinking through this problem.