Recent Patents on DNA & Gene Sequences

Christian Bronner  
Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of Strasboug


Genetic Privacy in Sports: Clearing the Hurdles

Author(s): Shawneequa Callier

Affiliation: Department of Clinical Research and Leadership, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC 20037, USA.


As genomic medicine continues to advance and inform clinical care, knowledge gained is likely to influence sports medicine and training practices. Susceptibility to injury, sudden cardiac failure, and other serious conditions may one day be tackled on a subclinical level through genetic testing programs. In addition, athletes may increasingly consider using genetic testing services to maximize their performance potential. This paper assesses the role of privacy and genetic discrimination laws that would apply to athletes who engage in genetic testing and the limits of these protections.

Keywords: Athletes, genetic testing, gene patents, privacy, confidentiality, sports, teams, genomics, genetic, technology

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Article Details

Page: [224 - 228]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/187221512802717303