Potential use of gene transfer in athletic performance enhancement
Kious BM.
UCLA Department of Philosophy,
UCLA Medical Scientist Training Program,
UCLA Center for Society and Genetics,
321 Dodd Hall, 405 Hilgard,
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 90095-1451, USA,
Theor Med Bioeth. 2008;29(4):213-34.


There is currently much concern over the use of pharmaceuticals and other biomedical techniques to enhance athletic performance-a practice we might refer to as doping. Many justifications of anti-doping efforts claim that doping involves a serious moral transgression. In this article, I review a number of arguments in support of that claim, but show that they are not conclusive, suggesting that we do not have good reasons for thinking that doping is wrong.
Gene doping
Eugenics talk
Liberal Eugenics
'Designer babies'
Private eugenics
Psychiatric genetics
Human self-domestication
Selecting potential children
Mood genes and human nature
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis
'A life without pain? Hedonists take note'
Francis Galton and contemporary eugenics
Inherited neuronal ion channelopathies and pain
The neurological basis of the emotional dimension of pain


and further reading

BLTC Research
Utopian Surgery?
The Good Drug Guide
The Abolitionist Project
The Hedonistic Imperative
The Reproductive Revolution
MDMA: Utopian Pharmacology
Critique of Huxley's Brave New World