?Suitable for certain branches of sport?
If genetic testing could reveal which children and youngsters are suited to particular branches of sport, should this knowledge then be used by parents and coaches?
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Sådan stemte de andre:
“Don’t pigeonhole children”
“I wonder whether my son should play rugby?”
Don’t pigeonhole children
You should let children develop in the communities in which they are, so that they can try the things that they themselves find interesting. They shouldn’t choose on the basis of a genetic test that might indicate that they could be great football players, for instance. This would put them in a particular box, from which they’d then have to continue their life.
Peter Larsen, Chairman of the National Council for Children
I wonder whether my son should play rugby?
Mikael Lai Rasmussen is himself a great rugby player and father of Viktor, aged 7. Mikael thinks it would be interesting to test Viktor’s genes to see whether Viktor had inherited the physical attributes from his father that would potentially make him a good rugby player.
Mikael Lai Rasmussen thinks it could be interesting to have his son Viktor, who will soon be seven, tested and doesn’t see it as a problem as long as it’s only a question of curiosity and not fanaticism.
Mikael Lai Rasmussen, rugby player