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Gene Doping

January 14th, 2014

Episode 510 of 1365 episodes

It has taken scientists almost 50 years to cure rare diseases through gene therapy. The risks are still great but the field is developing fast, bringing hope to those with untreatable conditions. Now there are growing concerns that athletes will abuse this pioneering technology. Tim Franks speaks to American journalist and sports enthusiast David Epstein, and geneticist Philippe Moullier about the issue of gene doping.

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