Genetic technology and sport : ethical questions / edited by Claudio M Tamburrini and Torbjörn Tännsjö. - New York, NY : Routledge, 2005. - xii, 223 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - Ethics and sport . - Ethics and sport. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: The life sciences and the ethos of sport -- PART I: THE STATE OF THE ART: The international anti-doping policy and its implementation / Arne Ljungqvist -- The basics of gene doping / Peter Schjerling -- Genetic enhancement of athletic performance / Angela J. Schneider -- Gene doping: the shape of things to come / Andy Miah -- PART II: THE GENETIC ENHANCEMENT OF ATHLETES: Genetic engineering and elitism in sport / Torbjorn Tannsjo -- What's wrong with admiring athletes and other people? / Ingmar Persson -- Educational or genetic blueprints, what's the difference? / Claudio Tamburrini -- Sport and genetics: moral and educational considerations regarding 'athletic predestination' / Ivo van Hilvoorde -- PART III: GENETIC TESTING OF ATHLETES: Ethical aspects of controlling genetic doping / Christian Munthe -- Nutrigenomics, individualism and sports / Ruth Chadwick -- Compulsory genetic testing for APOE Epsilon 4 and boxing / Julian Savulescu -- PART IV: GENETIC TECHNOLOGY AND THE ETHOS OF SPORT: Citius, altius, ad absurdum: biology, performance and sportsmanship in the Twenty-First Century / Lincoln Allison -- The vulnerability thesis and use of bio-medical technology in sport / Sigmund Loland -- Sport, gene doping, and ethics / Gunnar Breivik -- PART V: GENDER EQUALITY AND GENE TECHNOLOGY IN SPORT: The genetic design of a new Amazon / Claudio Tamburrini and Torbjorn Tannsjo -- Resisting the emergence of Bio-Amazons / Susan Sherwin and Meredith Schwartz -- Bio-Amazons: a comment / Ruth Chadwick and Sarah Wilson -- What is gender equality in sports? / Simona Giordano and John Harris.

"For elite athletes seeking a winning advantage, manipulation of their own genetic code has become a realistic possibility. In Genetic Technology and Sport, experts from sports science, genetics, philosophy, ethics and international sports administration describe the potential applications of the new technology and debate the questions surrounding its use." "Genetic Technology and Sport is an accessible, informed and detailed exploration of the key issues surrounding sport and genetic modification. It raises profound moral and ethical questions about the value of sport, and vital practical questions about its governance. For sports professionals and administrators - and anyone concerned for the future of sport - this is essential reading."--BOOK JACKET.

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Doping in sports.
Genetic engineering--Moral and ethical aspects.
Medical genetics--Moral and ethical aspects.
Medical ethics.

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2005 O-607 QT 21 / G328 2005