Analyses | Leisure, culture and arts | 2020-01-13 | Sing Tao

Can drug tests catch gene-edited athletes?

The use of banned drugs by athletes is rife in sports. Although international sports organisations have been actively contributing to the fight against doping, the development of biotechnology has theoretically made it possible for athletes to enhance performance by applying gene-editing technology. Can the current screening mechanism cope with this kind of hidden cheating?

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