Genetic Privacy in Sports: Clearing the Hurdles

Author(s): Shawneequa Callier

Journal Name: Recent Patents on DNA & Gene Sequences
Continued as Recent Advances in DNA & Gene Sequences

Volume 6 , Issue 3 , 2012


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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Year: 2012
Published on: 31 July, 2012
Page: [224 - 228]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/187221512802717303
Price: $58

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