Forget everything you seem to know about doping. Epo, Anabolica and Testosterone are obsolescent. Doping of the future doesn’t need syringes, pastilles or plasters; genes are the new doping substances. A genetically doped athlete might still sound like Science Fiction but the World Anti Doping Agency is warning insistently about gene doping. It will be the most potent doping of all times and beyond that undetectable – and also the most hazardous. Whilst scientists around the world try to cure genetic diseases applying genetic therapies they continuously have to deal with set-backs. Patients die or all of a sudden fall sick with further inexplicable diseases. Nevertheless the world of sports is eager for doping with genes. The temptation seems to be irresistible. A relentless race between science and medicine against sport and commerce has started.