[Video] Gene Editing: Doping Of The Future
The editing of genes could be the future of doping in athletics, with the ability to alter defective genes in the human body becoming a real possibility. About 50% of what determines how fit you are comes from your genome, the other 50% is training, according to Dr. Euan Ashley, professor of medicine and genetics at Stanford University.
“A new technology for “editing” defective genes has raised hopes for a future generation of medicines treating intractable diseases like cancer, cystic fibrosis and sickle-cell anemia.” says the Wall Street Journal. But of course anything which helps the human body perform at a healthier level will eventually find it’s way into the sport.