QUOTE (Aware @ Nov 10 2011, 10:56 PM)
Did you read the article? I believe the article implies that with this technique of Dynamic Combinatorial Chemistry, you can synthesize a large number of new (meaning never before created) steroid compounds. The athletes that have been caught are probably using steroids created from diosgenin which is easier to detect. Obviously not all athletes are going to receive state of the art steroids, but those who do will be able to evade the tests.
Okay you've busted me, I didn't read the article that you referred to. As Heredia said, this is all chemistry i.e. working with molecules - creating compounds that have specific effects because of the molecules that are in that compound and very importantly the chemical environment that those chemicals are supposed to work in i.e the human body and also specific parts of the human body. I understand why steroid people think that they're so smart, it's because the drugs (that's all that they are) are very targeted and very effective (now with no apparent side effects....highly doubtful), but as Heredia said, it's all chemistry and it's all traceable molecules, either directly, or indirectly (byproducts). The testing just has to be as cutting edge and RANDOM and I'll take my chances with the testing.