GE & People
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Natural Selection or Capital Selection?

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Tuesday August 24, 04:14 PM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Scientists have discovered a genetic tweak that turns
mice into marathoners, but is not likely to be ready for use in humans by
for the 2008 Olympics, according to a study.

The endurance of the genetically engineered mice grew more than the
untreated mice. And the mighty mice did not become obese during periods
of inactivity and when fed high-fat diets, because the genetic change
acted like physical exercise.

"Two groups have genetically engineered different pathways that change

GE People Will Not Compete

GE & People

The IOC and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), which organizes drug-testing worldwide, have written just one sentence into their new list of banned substances and methods for which competitors can be banned.

But the 25 words prove that the sport's world no longer considers the idea of manufacturing a "designer arm" to win Wimbledon ( news - web sites) or "super-knees" for Olympic downhill glory as the subjects of science fiction. They threaten to become reality.

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