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How will innovations in biological science change the fairness, safety, and meaning of sports?

Genetic Testing on Kids

In 5 years, we will see the first national sports federations looking for EpoR mutations in families, and encouraging their participation in endurance sports. Uzbekistan’s Olympic Committee has already announced it is doing genetic testing on kids, but they will likely get it wrong. China will lead the way with genetic screening. They just have less cultural recoil at the idea.

David Epstein

Author Of The Sports Gene

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