Gene Doping: What Is It And How Is It Being Combated?

Gene doping: What is it and how is it being combated?

Nick Busca 2 Oct 2018 Harder to detect than EPO, gene doping is a less reported front in the fight for clean cycling The history of doping and anti-doping is something like Wile E. Coyote chasing the Road Runner: no matter how close Wile E. gets to the Road Runner, the latter is always one step ahead. This seems even more the case for a new, shadowy corner of doping that may sound like a science-fiction script, but actually has been around for at least two decades: gene (or genetic) doping. But despite the rapid development of gene doping, a new testing methodology for gene doping may represent an important turning point against the use of genes for performance enhancement purposes. ADOPE (Advanced Detection of Performance Enhancement) was presented at the University of Stirling, Scotland, in early September and is one of the very few known tests against gene doping. ...

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