Gene Doping

Gene Doping

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...

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.

Guests

Dr. Gary Wadler

Sports physician, clinical associate professor of medicine at New York University and expert on sports doping

Richard Pound

Chairman, World Anti-Doping Agency

Dr. Andy Miah

Lecturer in Media, Bioethics and Cyberculture at the University of Paisley in Scotland; also author of the book "Genetically Modified Athletes"

Jose Canseco

Former all-star baseball player and author of the book “Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big”

Osagie Obasogie

Project Director on Race, Disability, and Eugenics, Center for Genetics and Society

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