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