Rethinking Elite Performance and Modifying Genetic Codes of Athletes
A couple years back I wrote and article about designer athletes and elite performance, here is a post by SkyWatchTV entertaining the same line of questioning, who would like to compete against genetically modified athletes? Is this fair?
Here is an excerpt from my post from 2015:
For all of us who lived in the 1980’s, Rocky in Rocky IV gets absolutely demolished by the genetically and medically-enhanced Russian boxer, but refuses to quit, he wins right? The evil Russians were cheating anyways, right? Within this context, enter synthetic gene drive technology with the capability of creating designer athletes. Oh, I mean genetically modified human beings, we win right?
UPDATE: 5/13/16 New York Times: Scientists Hold Secret Meeting To Create Synthetic Genome
Here is an excerpt from the SkyWatch Post.
And in the not-so-distant future, athletes could cheat in a way that’s even harder, if not impossible, to detect. It’s called gene doping. Scientists are figuring out how to literally rewrite our genetic code through genetic modification and gene editing. That means tomorrow’s athletes could take the field with genes purposely, synthetically altered. How would that work? you may wonder. (READ MORE)