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Genetic Technology and Sport : Ethical Questions - Claudio Tamburrini

Genetic Technology and Sport

Ethical Questions

By: Claudio Tamburrini (Editor), Torbjorn Tannsjo (Editor), Jim Parry (Adapted By), Mike McNamee (Adapted By)

Paperback Published: 3rd November 2005
ISBN: 9780415342377
Number Of Pages: 223

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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.

Notes on contributorsp. ix
Series editors' prefacep. xiii
Introduction: the life sciences and the ethos of sportp. 1
The state of the artp. 11
The international anti-doping policy and its implementationp. 13
The basics of gene dopingp. 19
Genetic enhancement of athletic performancep. 32
Gene doping: the shape of things to comep. 42
The genetic enhancement of athletesp. 55
Genetic engineering and elitism in sportp. 57
What's wrong with admiring athletes and other people?p. 70
Educational or genetic blueprints, what's the difference?p. 82
Sport and genetics: moral and educational considerations regarding 'athletic predestination'p. 91
Genetic testing of athletesp. 105
Ethical aspects of controlling genetic dopingp. 107
Nutrigenomics, individualism and sportsp. 126
Compulsory genetic testing for APOE Epsilon 4 and boxingp. 136
Genetic technology and the ethos of sportp. 147
Citius, altius, fortius ad absurdum: biology, performance and sportsmanship in the twenty-first centuryp. 149
The vulnerability thesis and use of bio-medical technology in sportp. 158
Sport, gene doping and ethicsp. 165
Gender equality and gene technology in sportp. 179
The genetic design of a new Amazonp. 181
Resisting the emergence of Bio-Amazonsp. 199
Bio-Amazons - a commentp. 205
What is gender equality in sports?p. 209
Indexp. 219
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ISBN: 9780415342377
ISBN-10: 0415342376
Series: Ethics and Sport
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 223
Published: 3rd November 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 17.68  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1