A young gymnast trains at the Xuhui Sports School in Shanghai, China. Photo: AP

Gattacca by 2022? China to select Winter Olympics athletes by their genes

Sporting hopefuls will have to undergo whole genome sequencing as part of preparations by the host nation

Topic |   China science

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A young gymnast trains at the Xuhui Sports School in Shanghai, China. Photo: AP
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.