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This cutting-edge text is the first on the subject to analyze gender specific questions that arise from genetically modified sport and is likely to provoke further debate in the world of sport and bio-ethics.

Author: Claudio Tamburrini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134293407

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Will the genetic design of athletes destroy sport ... or will it lead to a new and extraordinary age of athletic achievement? Exploring a new territory in sport and ethics, this edited collection contains some of the best new writing that has emerged from the debates concerning the uses of genetic technologies to improve sport performance. Issues covered include: * gene technology and sports ethics * genetic testing in sports * gene technology and the sporting ethos * gene technology and gender equality in sport. This cutting-edge text is the first on the subject to analyze gender specific questions that arise from genetically modified sport and is likely to provoke further debate in the world of sport and bio-ethics. Contributors include Lincoln Allison, Ruth Chadwick, Arne Ljungqvist, Andy Miah, Christian Munthe, Bengt Saltin, Angela Schnieder and many more.
2005-11-03 By Claudio Tamburrini

Third, it is even impossible to say that, because of the germ-line genetic modification, the resulting ... there are within sports no good reasons for objecting against the use of genetic technologies for increasing athletic excellence.

Author: Claudio Tamburrini

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781135803063

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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How will sport keep pace with current scientific and biological advances? Is the possibility of the 'bionic athlete' that far away and is this notion as bad as it might first appear? Is our fascination with sport winners fascistoid? Questions such as these and many others are posed and examined by the contributors to this volume. Some are sceptical of future developments in sport and demand radical reforms to halt progress, others are more optimistic and propose that sport should adapt to new advances just as other realms of the cultural sphere have to. Some of the topics examined here, such as the genetic engineering of athletes, and the significance of the public's fascination with sport winners, are being discussed for the first time, whilst others such as sex segregation, nationalism and doping are being revisited and reintroduced onto the agenda after a period of suggestive silence. This book provides the reader with a deep insight into the moral and ethical value we place on sport in today's society. Challenging and demanding, its contributors urge us to think again about current sports practices and the future of sport as a cultural phenomenon.
2002-01-04 By Claudio Tamburrini

I. International Regulation of Sport Applications of Genetic Technology A. Sport: where talent and genetic manipulation collide B. Summary of the Banbury Conference conclusions presented to the media following the conference II.

Author: Angela J. Schneider

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080463479

Category: Science

Page: 128

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Advances in genetics have begun to deliver on their promise of new and improved approaches to the prevention and treatment of human disease, including the gene-based therapeutics. The international sports community has begun to recognize the potential harmful use of gene transfer technology by athletes. The task of monitoring and controlling sports doping must be a truly cooperative effort, involving the cooperation of a range of local, national, and international organizations. There are very serious broad social and ethical issues at stake that relate to our definition of sports and its role in our society, as well as the social and ethical principles that are challenged or breached through sport doping, determining which forms of performance enhancement – in sport or any other realm of human activity – are acceptable, and what makes the enhancement of sport performance different from enhancement in other areas of human activity (e.g., cosmetic surgery, mood and learning enhancement through drugs, and drug-based “treatment of physical and intellectual changes in normal aging process). This book tackles all these issues and more, serving as the first such focused treatment of this increasingly important topic, which has broad-based implications for science, medicine, sports, and society.
2006-03-14 By Angela J. Schneider

A second question to be posed is instead related to the effects of genetic technology on sports. Some authors fear that the production of super-human (or rather transhuman) athletes might turn sports into an inhuman activity devoid of ...

Author: Thomas H. Murray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000151985

Category: Philosophy

Page: 474

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This volume presents articles which focus on the ethical evaluation of performance-enhancing technologies in sport. The collection considers whether drug doping should be banned; the rationale of not banning ethically contested innovations such as hypoxic chambers; and the implications of the prospects of human genetic engineering for the notion of sport as a development of ’natural’ talent towards human excellence. The essays demonstrate the significance of the principles of preventing harm, ensuring fairness and preserving meaning to appraise whether a particular performance enhancer is acceptable in the context of sport. Selected essays on various forms of human enhancement outside of sport that highlight other principles and concepts are included for comparative purpose. Sport enhancement provides a useful starting point to work through the ethics of enhancement in other human practices and endeavors, and sport enhancement ethics should track broader bioethical debates on human enhancement. As a whole, the volume points to the need to consider the values and meanings that people seek in a given sphere of human activity and their associated principles to arrive at a morally grounded and reasonable approach to enhancement ethics.
2020-07-26 By Thomas H. Murray

the meaning and value of sport, for example Asian ones, with more emphasis on collective values than on individualism and autonomy (Brownell, 2008). As common ground in a stand against the use of genetic technologies in sport, ...

Author: Claude Bouchard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444348293

Category: Medical

Page: 424

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This is the latest volume in the IOC Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine series, summarizing the evidence from all relevant sources on the genetic and molecular basis of sports and other human physical performance. The initial chapters address the basic science of genomics and genetics and the regulation of gene expression. Additional chapters provide authoritative information on the genetics of complex performance phenotypes, the contributions of small animal research, family and twin studies, and ethnic comparisons. A final section addresses the issue of the contribution of specific genes and molecular markers as related to endurance, strength and power, and responsiveness to specific conditioning programs. This latest volume in the Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine Series from the Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee is a must for sports and exercise scientists who require a thorough guide to the most cutting edge science in this expanding field.
2011-08-02 By Claude Bouchard

This book brings together sport studies and bioethics to challenge our understanding of the values that define sport.

Author: Andy Miah

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134425983

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

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In a provocative analysis of sport ethics and human values, Genetically Modified Athletes imagines the brave new world of sport. The internationally acclaimed book examines this issue at a crucial time in its theorisation, questioning the very cornerstone of sporting and medical ethics, asking whether sporting authorities can, or even should, protect sport from genetic modification. This book brings together sport studies and bioethics to challenge our understanding of the values that define sport. We already allow that athletes can optimise their performance by the use of technologies; without wishing to assert that 'anything goes' in sports performance enhancement, Andy Miah argues that simply being human matters in sport and that genetic modification does not have to challenge this capacity. Genetically Modifies Athletes includes examination of: * the concept of 'good sport' and the definition of cheating * the doped athlete - should we be more sympathetic? * the role of the medical industry * the usefulness (or not) of the terms 'doping' and 'anti-doping'. An important and growing field of interest, this book should be read by students, academics and practitioners.
2004-08-02 By Andy Miah

Andy Miah, 'Genetic Technologies and Sport: The New Ethical Issue', Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 28 (2001): 32–52. A year prior to the publication of this article, Munthe published a book chapter analysing the idea of using ...

Author: Cesar R. Torres

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472905390

Category: Philosophy

Page: 454

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The Bloomsbury Companion to the Philosophy of Sport features specially commissioned essays from a team of leading international scholars. The book, by providing an overview of the advances in the philosophical understanding of sport (and related practices), serves as a measure of the development of the philosophy of sport but it also constitutes an expression of the discipline's state of the art. The book includes a critical analysis of the historical development of philosophic ideas about sport, three essays on the research methods typically used by sport philosophers, twelve essays that address vital issues at the forefront of key research areas, as well as four essays on topics of future disciplinary concern. The book also includes a glossary of key terms and concepts, an essay on resources available to researchers and practitioners, an essay on careers opportunities in the discipline, and an extensive annotated bibliography of key literature.
2014-05-16 By Cesar R. Torres

Mughal, N. A., D. A. Russell, S. Ponnambalam and S. HomerVanniasinkam (2012) 'Gene Therapy in the Treatment of Peripheral ... In C. M. Tamburrini and T. Tännsjö (eds) Genetic Technology and Sport: Ethical Questions, Ethics and Sport.

Author: Mike McNamee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134618408

Category: Philosophy

Page: 228

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The ethics of sports medicine is an important emerging area within biomedical ethics. The professionalization of medical support services in sport and continuing debates around issues such as performance-enhancing technologies or the health and welfare of athletes mean that all practitioners in sport, as well as researchers with an interest in sports ethics, need to develop a clear understanding of the ethical aspects of the sport–medicine nexus. This timely collection of articles explores the conceptual and practical issues that shape and define ethics in sports medicine. Examining central topics such as consent, confidentiality, pain, doping and genetic technology, this book establishes an important baseline for future academic and professional work in this area.
2014-04-16 By Mike McNamee

Enhanced New World: The Impact of Genetic Technology on Elite Sports and Society Gene technology is a promising research area. Recent developments within this particular field of medicine give us reason to expect that, in a not so far ...

Author: Claudio Tamburrini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317967873

Category: Medical

Page: 160

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The book aims to establish a critical dialogue between sports ethicists and bioethicists across the range of sporting disciplines at elite level. It will address questions such as: are the increasingly intrusive testing methods of elite sports compatible with the right to autonomy and privacy granted to patients in general medicine? could there be a moral obligation to correct injustices produced by the genetic lottery? how should the goals of sports medicine be viewed from the perspective of rationing scarce health care resources? This book was published as a special issue in Sport, Ethics and Philosophy.
2013-10-31 By Claudio Tamburrini

Transhumanism, Biotechnology and the Moral Topography of Sports Medicine. ... “Genetic Testing and Sports Medicine Ethics.” Sports Medicine 39, no. ... In Genetic Technology and Sport, edited by C. Tamburrini and T. Tannsjo, 107–125.

Author: Dominic Malcolm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415884440

Category: Medical

Page: 338

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During the twentieth century the relationship between sport and medicine has eveloped in the context of broader social, cultural and politico-economic processes. This includes increasing scientific understanding of the human body, growing attention to lifestyle as a health-risk factor, the development of health promotion, and a shifting balance of power between the medical profession, allied health professions and patients. In conjunction with the rationalization, internationalization and commercialization of sports performance, these processes have combined to lead to the expansion of the system of sports medicine in any, if not all, Western nations. This volume charts changing perceptions of sport within medical discourse, attempts by sports medicine providers to forge professional identities in response to these processes, the day-to-day experiences of deliverers of sports medicine and the reactions of recipients of that healthcare.
2012 By Dominic Malcolm