so, the Frenchies are nailing some boys to the wall and a lot of the names we rallied around in the recent years are falling into ill repute as malefactors of la dopage.
what ya gonna do?
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Are we always going to be facing those who will alter their bodies with drugs?
Yes, i think so.
Gene doping, the nontherapeutic use of DNA and/or cells to enhance athletic performance, has the potential to offer the cheater a “souped-up,” or supercharged, body that can run faster and jump higher but whose modifications are virtually undetectable. If an athlete injects himself with additional copies of a gene already present in his body, how is one to distinguish the original from the copy? Only an expensive and invasive muscle biopsy could detect the presence of a slightly altered synthetic gene. [Duke University, Genome Director type guy]
I was reading in ProCycling (yes, i picked an $8.95 copy at Bookshop SatanCruz the other day ... 'cause it had a boss pic of Basso all DaVinci'd out ... so hot), and there was this article about gene doping and how this blah-blah researcher had seen 35 - 40% increases in strength with their test mice.
Yeah, sport may be threatened with this uber-athlete potential ... but, to be honest ~ i'm a little more worried about super-soldiers or superDUPER corporate private armies. 60 years from now ... wonder what it'll be like?