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1st Edition

Genetic Technology and Sport
Ethical Questions

ISBN 9780415342377
Published December 12, 2005 by Routledge
240 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Will the genetic design of athletes destroy sport … or will it lead to a new and extraordinary age of athletic achievement?

Exploring a new territory in sport and ethics, this edited collection contains some of the best new writing that has emerged from the debates concerning the uses of genetic technologies to improve sport performance. Issues covered include:

* gene technology and sports ethics
* genetic testing in sports
* gene technology and the sporting ethos
* gene technology and gender equality in sport.

This cutting-edge text is the first on the subject to analyze gender specific questions that arise from genetically modified sport and is likely to provoke further debate in the world of sport and bio-ethics.

Contributors include Lincoln Allison, Ruth Chadwick, Arne Ljungqvist, Andy Miah, Christian Munthe, Bengt Saltin, Angela Schnieder and many more.

Table of Contents



Part 1: The State of the Art

Chapter 1

The International Anti-Doping Policy and its Implementation

By Arne Ljungqvist

Chapter 2

The Basic of Gene Doping

By Peter Schjerling

Chapter 3

Genetic Enhancement of Athletic Performance

By Angela J. Schneider

Chapter 4

Gene Doping: The State of the Things to Come

By Andy Miah






Part 2: Genetic Enhancement of Athletes

Chapter 5

Genetic Engineering and Elitism in Sport

By Torbjörn Tännsjö

Chapter 6

What Is Wrong With Admiration of Athletes and Others?

By Ingmar Persson

Chapter 7

Educational or Genetic Blueprints, What’s the Difference?

By Claudio M. Tamburrini

Chapter 8

Sport and Genetics: Moral and Educational Considerations on ‘Athletic Predestination’

By Ivo van Hilvoorde

Part 3: Genetic Testing of Athletes

Chapter 9

Ethical Aspects of Controlling Genetic Doping

By Christian Munthe

Chapter 10

Nutrigenomics, Individualism and Sports

By Ruth Chadwick

Chapter 11

Compulsory Genetic Testing for APOE Epsilon 4 and Boxing

By Julian Savulescu

Part 4: Genetic Technology and the Ethos of Sport


Chapter 12

Citius, Altius, Fortius ad Absurdum: Biology, Performance and Sportsmanship in the Twenty First Century

By Lincoln Allison

Chapter 13

The Vulnerability Thesis and Use of Bio-Medical Technology in Sport

By Sigmund Loland

Chapter 14

Sport, Gene doping and Ethics

By Gunnar Breivik

Part 5: Genetic Technology and Gender Equality

Chapter 15

The Genetic Design of a New Amazon

By Claudio Tamburrini and Torbjörn Tännsjö



Chapter 16

Resisting the Emergence of Bio-Amazons

By Susan Sherwin and Meredith Schwartz

Chapter 17

Bio-Amazons: a comment

Ruth Chadwick and Sarah Wilson

Chapter 18

What is Gender Equality in Sports?

By Simona Giordano and John Harris

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'Genetic Technology and Sport is a meaty if demanding collection of essays.' - Romeike