Sports Medicine Research: In the Lab & In the Field: Ethics of genetic testing and research in sport: a position statement from the Australian Institute of Sport. (Sports Med Res)
Thursday, December 8, 2016

Ethics of genetic testing and research in sport: a position statement from the Australian Institute of Sport.

Ethics of genetic testing and research in sport: a position statement from the Australian Institute of Sport.

Vlahovich N, Fricker PA, Brown MA, Hughes D. Br J Sports Med. 2016 Nov 29. pii: bjsports-2016-096661. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-096661. [Epub ahead of print]

“The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) has developed this position statement to address the implications of recent advances in the field of genetics and the ramifications for the health and well-being of athletes”. Key sections are “Genetics Testing for Health-Related Purposes”, “Involvement of Athletes in Genetic or Genomic Research”, “Genetic Research and Gene Doping”, “Ethics of Genetic Research and Testing Targeting Talent Identification”, and “Ethics of Genetic Research and Testing in Relation to Injury”. The document includes a box summarizing the positions adopted by the AIS on genetic research and testing athletes.



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