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"Biotech companies are already developing gene therapies to increase red blood cell production, which raises the amount of oxygen delivered to cells."
this is amazing? are people using this TODAY
"Scientists, doctors and sporting officials are at odds over when – if at all -- we'll actually see healthy athletes using gene therapy to enhance their performance. Some say the idea of genetically altered athletes is pure science fiction, while others, like Dr. Garry Nolan of Stanford University School of Medicine, say there is no doubt it will happen -- soon."
what type of legal and illegal drugs are cyclist taking???
I think there's a lot of stuff being used under the surface, which is not the obvious stuff (EPO, etc). More interesting is what you can do when you combine stuff. I think there's a LOT of guys pumping freaky shit in their veins out there.
As for the others, I think thats still a big gamble to take.
A few lines down on the document you showed us, theres the risks associated at each type of gene therapy, and they sure look bad!
The full document can be seen here:
http://www.acfnewsource.org/news_partne ... oping.html
...and heres my first post, after a few months of lurking around here I am!
The researh into genetic doping has been getting much better results since the first experments circa '98.
Christophe said he didn't take any prescription drugs in the three weeks before the Tour, he has not been ill for weeks . He has an idea where the methadon comes from but wants to wait until after the counter-expertise. He did say something about certain products (energy bars?) that were provided to the riders that were going to be examined.