The Gene Advantage

Performance differences between male and female athletes "raise interesting questions about athletes who are genetically rather than pharmacologically enhanced," writes Chris Cooper in an excerpt from his new book, Run, Swim, Throw, Cheat: The Science Behind Drugs in Sport, at The Observer.

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