Gene doping in sport could make the Olympics fairer and safer

Elizabeth Parrish of the anti-ageing company BioViva claims to have given herself two kinds of experimental gene therapy, one of which blocks the breakdown of muscle tissue. In other words, your muscles stay strong even if you don’t exercise – and grow faster if you do.

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Avi Roy

- PhD student researching Aging, Mitochondria, and Regenerative Medicine - I currently write for The Conversation ( and I have written for The Guardian ( - Ringleader of the Oxford University Scientific Society - Co-conspirator at the Oxford Transhumanism and Emerging Technologies - Designing exciting events with the British Science Association Oxford - Advisory Board member at Lifeboat Foundation's Life Extension Board, and the Sustainability Board - Also, I am an Ultimate (frisbee) enthusiast - Yes, unfortunately that's me trying to catch the frisbee