“基因兴奋剂”错了吗?

近年来,国际奥林匹克委员会和其它体育组织对基因转移技术可能被滥用表示担忧。但体育界似乎决意利用这项技术夺取冠军和金牌,基因测试也会在未来成为一种潮流。

两支澳大利亚足球联盟所属的球队暗示:他们正在对能够预测运动员可能的身高、耐力、速度和力量的测试进行研究。实际上在某些人眼中,“基因兴奋剂”就是目前提高运动成绩的圣杯,而另外一些人则认为这意味着我们所熟悉意义上的体育运动的终结。

未来运动员将进行基因改造的前景引发了体育界的恐慌,随之而来的是把这些运动员视作非人类或某种形式的突变异种。这是对基因转移一旦获得合法地位,将如何在医疗及其它领域改变人类的一种误解。但人们对流氓科学家会利用运动员、或运动员会参加基因转移试验,以便获得无法预知的成绩提高的忧心与恐惧都是切实存在的。

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