Athletics authorities get set to detect 'gene doping'
ATHLETES intending to “dope” their bodies with performance-enhancing genes should beware. The drug-testing authorities say they are one step ahead. There is no evidence that any athletes have so far attempted “gene doping”, but the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Montreal, Canada, is taking the threat seriously. WADA is spending millions of dollars on finding ways to detect gene dopers. We know gene therapy works in animals, and makes them faster and more muscular On 4 and 5 December, at a meeting in Stockholm,