The renowned bioethics institute 'The Hastings Center' has been awarded a grant to research 'Ethical, Conceptual & Scientific Issues in the Use of Performance-Enhancing Technologies in Sports'. The funding is provided by the US Anti-Doping Agency and is, to my knowledge, the first study of this kind. Rarely has funding been provided for critical inquiries into the ethical foundation of performance enhancement and sport. The project runs until the end of 2003 and is led by Thomas H. Murray, Erik Parens & Angela Wasunna. link to details