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Description - Gene Doping in Sports by Angela J. Schneider

Advances in genetics have begun to deliver on their promise of new and improved approaches to the prevention and treatment of human disease, including the gene-based therapeutics. The international sports community has begun to recognize the potential harmful use of gene transfer technology by athletes. The task of monitoring and controlling sports doping must be a truly cooperative effort, involving the cooperation of a range of local, national, and international organizations. There are very serious broad social and ethical issues at stake that relate to our definition of sports and its role in our society, as well as the social and ethical principles that are challenged or breached through sport doping, determining which forms of performance enhancement - in sport or any other realm of human activity - are acceptable, and what makes the enhancement of sport performance different from enhancement in other areas of human activity (e.g., cosmetic surgery, mood and learning enhancement through drugs, and drug-based "treatment" of physical and intellectual changes in normal aging process).This book tackles all these issues and more, serving as the first such focused treatment of this increasingly important topic, which has broad-based implications for science, medicine, sports, and society.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780120176519
ISBN-10: 0120176513
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Academic Press Inc
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Angela J. Schneider

School of Medicine, University of California at San Diego, USA

Books By Angela J. Schneider

Doping in Sport by Angela J. Schneider
Paperback, June 2007
$66.59