Athletes today are training smarter and performing better, thanks to high technology. This program covers the record-setting trends of champions past, present and future, and examines the tools of sport transformed by technology and the excesses to which science can go.
When it comes to drug cheats in sports, the net is closing in. The frequency with which athletes are caught taking performance-enhancing drugs is a testament to advances in detection, but there's a new performance aid in the locker room. In this video clip, learn about gene doping. How is genetic technology being applied to sport? How does it work? And what are the implications to athletes willing to subject themselves to this "Franken-science" manipulation?