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Olympic Drug Cops Will Scan for Genetically Modified Athletes

IT TOOK A decade from the time the US biotech firm Amgen came out with a synthetic version of the blood-boosting hormone erythropoietin for a reliable test to show whether athletes were using it to enhance performance. In those ten years, EPO became a favorite drug of elite cyclists, cross-country skiers, and other endurance athletes.

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