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Nature Versus Nurture

The real significance of gene doping

The Olympic Isle on opening night in July was full of sweet noises and good intentions. But beneath the fantasy a sewer ran, diverted but untamed: the spectre of doping. And not just doping, because this is the age of genomics: gene doping.

Sunday, 30 September, 2012, 4:43pm

Mind your language

Business leaders say Hong Kong must do more to nurture a skilled workforce with better language skills. What can be done to equip students for a highly competitive work environment? Write to us.

12 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Slight differences are crucial

Your editorial of February 12 headlined, 'Biological myths exposed', asserts that a comparison of human and chimpanzee genes is likely to reveal 'the differences between man and other primates are only skin deep'.

In genetic terms there is clearly a great similarity between a man and a chimp. But the slight differences, as we all know, are crucial in human terms.

22 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Clean election

The anti-graft body says it wants to nurture a lifelong culture of clean elections.

A proposed campaign will stress the importance of clean voting, whether it is students choosing a class monitor or residents electing their owners' corporation chairman.

12 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Are people born boring?

NO There's a scientist out there, in that strange and wacky world of genetics, who claims to have isolated the bit of DNA which can determine whether somebody is likely to be born boring. I simply don't believe it. I know far too many interesting and lively people who have, alas, fallen into dullness all by themselves.

13 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Child victim

THE decision to remove Hai Ho-tak from his parents and siblings violates a fundamental principle and must be reversed. The innocent should not be made to suffer for the errors of others.

Other principles have also been overlooked, among them the primacy of the family in the nurture of children and the responsibility of the state to protect the weak and powerless.

24 May 1994 - 12:00am