In the News

  • 6 June 2008

    UC Berkeley scientists are exploring whether high-speed gene-reading machines - like those used to decode the human genome - will be able to find subtle genetic flaws that can harm health and can be cured by treatments as simple as vitamins.

  • 24 February 2008

    George Mitchell's report of widespread doping, according to this winter's spin, should be viewed with skepticism because of Mitchell's connections to the Boston Red Sox and commissioner Bud Selig.

  • 26 January 2008

    A few months ago, two head shots of Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman were posted on a Web site called Pro Football Talk. One was from 2005, the other from this season. Merriman has improbably broad shoulders in the 2005 photo and noticeably smaller ones in 2007.

  • 24 December 2006

    Major-league baseball's drug cheats are the subject of an investigation and face tougher penalties and public exposure when they are caught using steroids.

  • 8 September 2006

    The process by which Jones was accused and cleared of a potential doping violation has led some to question the viability of EPO testing.

  • 8 September 2006

    The anti-doping movement, buoyed recently by the BALCO scandal and the exposure of several top athletes as drug cheats, suddenly faces credibility concerns after it was revealed that a urine sample from Olympic superstar Marion Jones was declared not tainted after all.