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FoE Condemns Athletic "Gene Doping"

Genetic Crossroads
March 31st, 2005

Friends Of The Earth Condemns Athletic "Gene Doping": On March 17, Friends of the Earth President Dr. Brent Blackwelder testified before the US House Government Reform Committee hearings on steroid use in baseball to urge they consider action to ban athletic "gene doping." According to Blackwelder, "If left unregulated, gene doping and designer athletes would constitute a radical change in the nature of human beings and could lead to the end of sports as we know it."

See "Of mighty mice & super men" and "Therapy or enhancement," both in Newsday (Mar. 20), and Bill Walton, "Taking the Magic out of sports," at espn.com.


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