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Recent Patents on DNA & Gene Sequences
ISSN (Print): 1872-2156
ISSN (Online): 2212-3431
VOLUME: 6
ISSUE: 3
DOI: 10.2174/187221512802717303









Genetic Privacy in Sports: Clearing the Hurdles

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Author(s): Shawneequa Callier
Pages 224-228 (5)
Abstract:
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
Affiliation:
Department of Clinical Research and Leadership, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC 20037, USA.