Performance enhancing genes?

Craig Calcaterra reports that a University of Pennsylvania researcher has discovered a gene that boosts muscle growth in mice, increasing their strength by 50 percent. Apparently, this guy was immediately mobbed by athletes wanting to take the still experimental treatment.

While it’s unlikely that this will become a thing in the near future, we’ll probably have to start updating our conception of what constitutes “cheating” as newer medical and performance technology is developed.


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