Genetic Engineering, Genetic Profiling, and Athletics

TitleGenetic Engineering, Genetic Profiling, and Athletics
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsCox-White, B, Althaus, RA, Anestidou, L, Connolly, P, Keller, DR, Leever, M
Pagination2 p.
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractA scientific paper published in 2003 reported that the ACTN3 genotype is associated with human elite athletic performance. While coaches and athletes seem very interested in the potential of genetic testing for identifying potential pro athletes and genetic engineering to improve athletic performance, others worry that genetic profiling and engineering would result in the loss of opportunity to participate in athletics for those not favored genetically, or who could not afford genetic engineering procedures.
NotesCase from the 2004 APPE National Ethics Bowl Championship. Copyright, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2004.
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