Close Menu

Gene doping could be the next way to cheat in sports, Futurism writes.

Approaches like gene editing could be used to, for instance, give athletes extra copies of the gene that encodes erythropoietin so that they have the ability to produce higher amounts of EPO. Detecting extra EPO made by the athlete's body rather than external, injected EPO is bit harder to do, Futurism says, but it adds that the World Anti-Doping Authority is giving it a go.

To read the full story....

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Login Now.

Australia will not be regulating gene editing of plants, animals, and human cell lines as long as no new genetic material is incorporated, reports Nature News.

The Washington Post reports that the US Department of Agriculture told its researchers to label peer-reviewed articles as "preliminary" work.

Researchers have sequenced the genomes of both the coast redwood and the giant sequoia, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

In PNAS this week: study of epigenetic patterns in mammalian eggs, clonal expansion patterns in CD8+ T cells, and more.