Gene Doping

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(1) Modifying a person's genetic makeup so that the body produces more hormones or other natural substances that improve athletic performance
(2) Using genes or gene derivatives for the purpose of increasing muscle mass
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We know from vast experience that, like all technology, the use of apparently sophisticated genetic doping methods will not await demonstration of safety, much less efficacy, before being applied in sports.
Rather, it is assumed here, that the sports world and governments should work together closely in order to develop new mechanisms to fight problems such as genetic doping.
Custer, Kristin Jo "From Mice to Men: Genetic Doping in International Sports" 30 Hastings Int'l & Comp L Rev (Hastings International and Comparative Law Review) (2007) 181-209.
Equipped with the most modern technology and a team of specialists from across the world, ADLQ will provide testing for all known forms of doping including testosterone, amphetamines, blood doping (reinfusion), anabolic steroids, EPO, HGH, beta blockers and even the newest form of doping - genetic doping (modifying genes to enhance performance).
WADA chief Dick Pound said: 'By introducing the notion of genetic doping into the list at this time, we at WADA and the IOC are taking into account the important changes occurring in doping techniques.