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Genetically Modified Athletes

Author : Andy Miah
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In a provocative analysis of sport ethics and human values, Genetically Modified Athletes imagines the brave new world of sport. The internationally acclaimed book examines this issue at a crucial time in its theorisation, questioning the very cornerstone of sporting and medical ethics, asking whether sporting authorities can, or even should, protect sport from genetic modification. This book brings together sport studies and bioethics to challenge our understanding of the values that define sport. We already allow that athletes can optimise their performance by the use of technologies; without wishing to assert that 'anything goes' in sports performance enhancement, Andy Miah argues that simply being human matters in sport and that genetic modification does not have to challenge this capacity. Genetically Modifies Athletes includes examination of: * the concept of 'good sport' and the definition of cheating * the doped athlete - should we be more sympathetic? * the role of the medical industry * the usefulness (or not) of the terms 'doping' and 'anti-doping'. An important and growing field of interest, this book should be read by students, academics and practitioners.

Gene Doping in Sports

Author : Angela J. Schneider
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Advances in genetics have begun to deliver on their promise of new and improved approaches to the prevention and treatment of human disease, including the gene-based therapeutics. The international sports community has begun to recognize the potential harmful use of gene transfer technology by athletes. The task of monitoring and controlling sports doping must be a truly cooperative effort, involving the cooperation of a range of local, national, and international organizations. There are very serious broad social and ethical issues at stake that relate to our definition of sports and its role in our society, as well as the social and ethical principles that are challenged or breached through sport doping, determining which forms of performance enhancement – in sport or any other realm of human activity – are acceptable, and what makes the enhancement of sport performance different from enhancement in other areas of human activity (e.g., cosmetic surgery, mood and learning enhancement through drugs, and drug-based “treatment of physical and intellectual changes in normal aging process). This book tackles all these issues and more, serving as the first such focused treatment of this increasingly important topic, which has broad-based implications for science, medicine, sports, and society.

The Ethics of Sports Medicine

Author : Claudio Tamburrini
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The book aims to establish a critical dialogue between sports ethicists and bioethicists across the range of sporting disciplines at elite level. It will address questions such as: are the increasingly intrusive testing methods of elite sports compatible with the right to autonomy and privacy granted to patients in general medicine? could there be a moral obligation to correct injustices produced by the genetic lottery? how should the goals of sports medicine be viewed from the perspective of rationing scarce health care resources? This book was published as a special issue in Sport, Ethics and Philosophy.

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Genetic Technology and Sport

Author : Claudio Tamburrini
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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.

Sport 2 0

Author : Andy Miah
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Ramifications of the convergence of sports and digital technology, from athlete and spectator experience to the role of media innovation at the Olympics. Digital technology is changing everything about modern sports. Athletes and coaches rely on digital data to monitor and enhance performance. Officials use tracking systems to augment their judgment in what is an increasingly superhuman field of play. Spectators tune in to live sports through social media, or even through virtual reality. Audiences now act as citizen journalists whose collective shared data expands the places in which we consume sports news. In Sport 2.0, Andy Miah examines the convergence of sports and digital cultures, examining not only how it affects our participation in sport but also how it changes our experience of life online. This convergence redefines how we think of about our bodies, the social function of sports, and the kinds of people who are playing. Miah describes a world in which the rise of competitive computer game playing—e-sports—challenges and invigorates the social mandate. Miah also looks at the Olympic Games as an exemplar of digital innovation in sports, and offers a detailed look at the social media footprint of the 2012 London Games, discussing how organizers, sponsors, media, and activists responded to the world's largest media event. In the end, Miah does not argue that physical activity will cease to be central to sports, or that digital corporeality will replace the nondigital version. Rather, he provides a road map for how sports will become mixed-reality experiences and abandon the duality of physical and digital.

Genetically Modified Athletes

Author : Andy Miah
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In a provocative analysis of sport ethics and human values, Genetically Modified Athletes imagines the brave new world of sport. The internationally acclaimed book examines this issue at a crucial time in its theorisation, questioning the very cornerstone of sporting and medical ethics, asking whether sporting authorities can, or even should, protect sport from genetic modification. This book brings together sport studies and bioethics to challenge our understanding of the values that define sport. We already allow that athletes can optimise their performance by the use of technologies; without wishing to assert that 'anything goes' in sports performance enhancement, Andy Miah argues that simply being human matters in sport and that genetic modification does not have to challenge this capacity. Genetically Modifies Athletes includes examination of: * the concept of 'good sport' and the definition of cheating * the doped athlete - should we be more sympathetic? * the role of the medical industry * the usefulness (or not) of the terms 'doping' and 'anti-doping'. An important and growing field of interest, this book should be read by students, academics and practitioners.

Genetic Engineering

Author : Tina Kafka
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Genetic engineering refers to the many different manipulative processes regarding genetic modification, such as deleting portions of DNA sequence or splicing together DNA from more than one individual. This process can be applied to any organism like viruses, animals, or humans. The use of technical equipment and scientific understanding to manipulate DNA overrides the natural process of evolution, making this scientific advancement controversial. This informative volume explores what genetic engineering consists of and provides a balanced overview about the controversies that surround the practice.

Gabriella and the Speed of Life

Author : James Cardona
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A young adult action packed romance adventure that will keep readers guessing as mystery after mystery unfolds. Gabriella, teenage girl tries to discover herself in a futuristic world of genetic modification, extreme sports and new science. Oh, and there just happens to be a dimensional portal too. This science fiction tale sizzled and sparkled with energy, ingenuity, imagination, and a wonderfully heightened sense of adventure! --B White Gabriella, a teenage girl who lives a simple life selling shoes in her parents clothing store, has her life turned upside down when two NuGen goons show up at their store. Shortly thereafter, her father is dead, tragically, and she finds out the entire life she had been living is a lie. They must change their name, run and hide, leaving everything behind that very night. So starts the whirlwind adventure, a mystery set in a futuristic society, where affluent folks can have their children modified through genetic upgrades, that readers are calling "Compelling," "so good!" and a "great story that draws you in." Gabriella discovers that she is a surprisingly good athlete and the only "non-modified" able to compete with genetically modified super-athletes. Did she become this way because of a genetic modification experiment her father conducted? Who killed her father and why? Are they after her? (Hint: They are.) She's offered a spot on a semi-pro farm team in Philadelphia. It's her and her mother's only escape from the dirt and dung of the shanty towns and favelas of Brazil so she takes it. But that puts her squarely in NuGen's sights. Kyle and Sebastian are NuGen liaisons to the team. Kyle is gorgeous but can he be trusted? Reviewers are saying of this young adult, action packed, fast paced, romantic adventure, "I was completely hooked." Gabriella meets Smith, a researcher who worked with her father. Her mother is smitten but Gabriella doesn't trust him. What should she do? And why does it seem like he's collecting fingerprints off her glass or stray strands of her hair? Why is he so interested in her DNA? Due to her new-found notoriety, a physicist presents her the opportunity to be the spokesperson for his new invention, the Dimensional Transport Machine. The machine allows for near instantaneous travel across the planet by entering a portal one side of the planet and exiting on another. In between is a different dimension, but there's nothing there so no worries, right? Or is there. A tightly packed piece of work that demonstrates that this author knows his way around a story. --Robin Lynn After entering the portal, Gabriella sees a ghost like creature who looks uncharacteristically like her dead father. Is it him? But why doesn't he behave like her father? Why does his voice sound like that? Why doesn't he hug her and love her, instead of being so distant? Who is the man in the Void? With NuGen on her heels and her father's ominous warnings, Gabriella is on a quest to find out her true identity and solve the mystery of her dad's murder. Part thriller, part sci-fi, and part mystery, Gabriella and Dr. Duggan's Secret Dimensional Transport Machine is suspenseful and exhilarating to read. It picks up speed as it goes along, and is impossible to put down. --Kelly Full of action, drama, comedy, with a fair sprinkling of romance, this book will appeal to the young adult who is looking for a fast paced, edge-of-your-seat adventure full of mysteries that will keep you guessing. Who is Gabriella? Is she modified? Is her father really her father? Or was she cooked up in a lab? If Gabriella can completely reinvent herself, casting aside her fictional past, who does she want to be? Using the machine unleashes a bizarre and entertaining series of events that helps Gabriella discover who she is and who she wants to be.

Dope A History of Performance Enhancement in Sports from the Nineteenth Century to Today

Author : Daniel M. Rosen
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Since the dawn of athletic competition during the original Olympic Games in Ancient Greece, athletes, as well as their coaches and trainers, have been finding innovative ways to gain an edge on their competition. Some of those performance-enhancement methods have been within the accepted rules while other methods skirt the gray area between being within the rules and not, while still other methods break the established rules. In modern times, doping - the use of performance-enhancing drugs - has been one method athletes and their trainers have used to beat their competition. The history of sports doping during the modern era can be traced through the events and scandals of the times in which the athletes lived. From the use of amphetamines and other stimulants in the early 20th century, to the use of testosterone and steroids by both the USSR and the United States during Cold War-era Olympics games, to blood doping and EPO, to designer drugs, the history of doping in sports closely follows the medical and technological advances of our times. In the early 21st century, the possibility of genetically engineered athletes looms. The story of doping in sports over the last century offers clues to where the battle over performance enhancement will be fought in the years to come.