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
The International Anti-Doping Policy and its Implementation
By Arne Ljungqvist
The Basic of Gene Doping
By Peter Schjerling
Genetic Enhancement of Athletic Performance
By Angela J. Schneider
Gene Doping: The State of the Things to Come
By Andy Miah
Part 2: Genetic Enhancement of Athletes
Genetic Engineering and Elitism in Sport
By Torbjörn Tännsjö
What Is Wrong With Admiration of Athletes and Others?
By Ingmar Persson
Educational or Genetic Blueprints, What’s the Difference?
By Claudio M. Tamburrini
Sport and Genetics: Moral and Educational Considerations on ‘Athletic Predestination’
By Ivo van Hilvoorde
Part 3: Genetic Testing of Athletes
Ethical Aspects of Controlling Genetic Doping
By Christian Munthe
Nutrigenomics, Individualism and Sports
By Ruth Chadwick
Compulsory Genetic Testing for APOE Epsilon 4 and Boxing
By Julian Savulescu
Part 4: Genetic Technology and the Ethos of Sport
Citius, Altius, Fortius ad Absurdum: Biology, Performance and Sportsmanship in the Twenty First Century
By Lincoln Allison
The Vulnerability Thesis and Use of Bio-Medical Technology in Sport
By Sigmund Loland
Sport, Gene doping and Ethics
By Gunnar Breivik
Part 5: Genetic Technology and Gender Equality
The Genetic Design of a New Amazon
By Claudio Tamburrini and Torbjörn Tännsjö
Resisting the Emergence of Bio-Amazons
By Susan Sherwin and Meredith Schwartz
Bio-Amazons: a comment
Ruth Chadwick and Sarah Wilson
What is Gender Equality in Sports?
By Simona Giordano and John Harris
'Genetic Technology and Sport is a meaty if demanding collection of essays.' - Romeike