Gene Manipulation (2009)


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Miah, A. (with Rich, E.) (2009) Gene Manipulation, in Atkinson, M. (2009) Battleground Sports. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 185-191.  

"Genetic enhancements present new challenges for sport philosophers, bioethicists and sporting bodies to consider and to decide upon their acceptability, though it is also a matter for society generally to consider.  Gene doping differs from other performance enhancement concerns, in that its implications are not confined solely to the contexts of sport, but extend to broader aspects of medicine, human enhancement and the legitimate application of biotechnologies.  The controversial moral and legal status of these prospects has warranted great attention from a range of agencies who have sought to provide ethical guidance on these issues. "