Are genetically-enhanced Olympians coming, or already here?

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“The world may be about to watch one of its last Olympic Games without genetically enhanced athletes,” wrote H. Lee Sweeney, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Time to cherish the old-fashioned athletes of Sochi? It might be too late. Sweeney actually penned that warning a decade ago, in a Scientific American article exploring a little-known practice called gene doping.

In 2004, gene doping was not yet a real risk. But now? The technology has advanced, and authorities have reason to be concerned.

Read the full, original story: A Powerful And Undetectable New Kind Of Doping May Be Happening At The Olympics

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