Thread: Gene Doping
03-23-2005, 09:13 AM #1
There was an article in the St. Petersburg Times yesterday pinned by Paul Farhi of the Washington Post concerning gene doping. He brought up a good question: What will the sports industry do, or Olympic committee for that matter, to detect if an athlete has had gene therapy? The reason for this question is the next frontier is Gene Doping. Physiologist H. Lee Sweeney of the University of Pennsylvania has created “Schwarzenegger” mice by injecting them with a gene known to stimulate muscle growth. The mice grew muscles that were 15 to 30 percent bigger than normal, even though the mice were SEDITARY.
Here’s the really wild part, apparently the stuff can be made to be site specific. They inject only one leg of a group of rats and put them on an exercise regiment. What they noticed was that the injected leg grew stronger and larger while the other leg remained the same. After stopping the program the injected leg lost strength at a slower rate than the none-injected leg.
It’s very easy to see where this is going. Pretty soon athletes will be able to rebuild damaged muscles when injured through gene therapy. Steroids may soon be a thing of the past. With that in mind how is any governing body of the sports industry going to be able to tell if a record broken in an event is the result of gene doping or the efforts of the athlete him/herself?
I have to admit, given the opportunity, I’d give it a go. Definitely a good thing for people suffering from muscle wasting diseases.
03-23-2005, 10:03 AM #2Senior Member
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Very interesting read.
03-23-2005, 10:10 AM #3
Imagine the price on that!
They would hafto start over with every record in sports like swimming and T&F, cause they would all go really really fast.
03-23-2005, 10:11 AM #4
i wanna be jean doped
03-23-2005, 10:20 AM #5Anabolic Member
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03-23-2005, 11:16 AM #6
I could do with a few shots in my calves
03-23-2005, 11:49 AM #7
just imagine that though....it would really be somthin amazing to see someone throw a shot put 100 feet...or run 100 meters in under 9 seconds.....wow....absolutly insane to think about...
03-23-2005, 11:55 AM #8
i'm in. i wouldn't mind some calve shots also. if i was to have access to it i don't think i would be able to afford it though.
03-23-2005, 04:40 PM #9
why gene dope when you can just be like valentino and do synthol lol
03-23-2005, 08:51 PM #10
What would happen had this been avaliable for those great players forced out of the game to due to an injury? How about you? Whould you be willing to take a single shot and be the person you always wanted to be?
What do you do when EVERYONE looks like you when they get their shot?
03-23-2005, 09:05 PM #11
Yeah it may go on illeagaly in sports but as far as it going mainstream the fed government wont let it. I mean hell we can clone humans but that doesnt mean were going to do it cause its not right.
03-23-2005, 09:09 PM #12Originally Posted by swoll4589
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i hope it hits my streets ill inject it in my dick. RAR super cock!
he's 2 times faster
2 times stronger
2 times the ejection!
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