(originally posted 06 Mar 2018)
Good morning all,
Yesterday, I sent you all a link to a news story about 'doping' in sports, and the controversies revolving around it. That article was a useful introduction to the topic of doping in general, and it focused upon chemical doping, which is the traditional form of the problem.
Our lab topic this week, however, is 'gene doping', which is a related, but more difficult problem.
I'm appending below a few more links that might help bring you up-to-speed on gene doping, in particular. In lab, we'll have a reading and some questions (as usual), but I wanted to give you these reading options in advance. If you get a few minutes, scan a couple of these links - they will help put our in-lab discussion into a broader context. You can also use these readings once we gather for lab, to help with the questions we'll consider.
See you tomorrow -