From the Gene Pool to the Swimming Pool?

From the current issue of Science News comes a thought provoking perspective on how athletes may already be manipulating their genes to help achieve sucess in events like the Beijing Olympics:

“For the unscrupulous or overdriven Olympic athlete, the banned practice of “doping” by taking hormones or other drugs to enhance athletic prowess may seem so last century. The next thing in doping is more profound and more dangerous. It’s called gene doping: permanently inserting strength- or endurance-boosting genes into DNA.”

Read the entire article here

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