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Steroids are SO five minutes ago. Scientists, physicians and athletes say the new cheating technology is "gene doping" — injections of extra genes designed to make muscles bigger or boost endurance. A look at this emerging technology and what it could mean for professional sports and the health of athletes.
- Osagie Obasogie Project Director on Race, Disability, and Eugenics, Center for Genetics and Society
- Jose Canseco Former all-star baseball player and author of the book “Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big”
- Dr. Andy Miah Lecturer in Media, Bioethics and Cyberculture at the University of Paisley in Scotland; also author of the book "Genetically Modified Athletes"
- Richard Pound Chairman, World Anti-Doping Agency
- Dr. Gary Wadler Sports physician, clinical associate professor of medicine at New York University and expert on sports doping
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