Doping mice turn into super athletes
Gene doping is very real
In today's Age :
Reaping the benefits of exercise could be as simple as popping some pills, according to scientists who have found that drugs can turn mice into marathon runners - even without any training.
After four weeks and no training, the mice ran 44% longer than ordinary mice. "That's as much improvement as we get with regular exercise," said Dr Vihang Narkar (Vihang Narkar), lead author of the paper published in Cell.
But the researchers stress the results will bring no advantage to sports cheats, as blood and urine tests for the drugs have already been developed.
A great thing for the general public, but more evidence that gene doping is real and coming soon to a sport near you.