Imagining the Super-Enhanced Athlete of the Future

As the London 2012 Olympics get set to start next week, experts and fans alike are anticipating a showcase of seemingly greater-than-human performances. But with the strict prohibition against performance-enhancing drugs and gear, some sports pundits are predicting that few records will be broken — and that… » 7/20/12 10:52am 7/20/12 10:52am

Testing female athletes to make sure they’re feminine enough is not cool, scientists say

South African sprinter Caster Semenya created a stir a few years back on account of her "intersexed" characteristics — prompting some to demand that sporting authorities screen for these sorts of biological anomalies in the name of fairness. But a Stanford University School of Medicine bioethicist and her colleagues… » 6/14/12 9:00am 6/14/12 9:00am