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Gene Doping and Sport

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Science  05 Feb 2010:
Vol. 327, Issue 5966, pp. 647-648
DOI: 10.1126/science.1177801

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We humans have long sought to enhance ourselves beyond normal through cosmetic surgery and drugs. Science is increasingly becoming humanity's partner and handmaiden in those efforts (1) and has added genetic manipulation to our enhancement tool kit. Many forms of human enhancement are becoming more feasible, sought-after, and even justifiable in the quest for healthier, happier, and longer lives.