NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Qiagen said today that it is partnering with researchers from the University of Pennsylvania to develop molecular tests to detect gene doping in athletes.
 
In the project, supported by the World Anti-Doping Agency and Qiagen, the U Penn team plans to climb Mount Everest with live mice. The researchers plan to use tissue and blood samples from these mice to identify a molecular signature for altitude-induced hypoxia, or oxygen deficiency.
 

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