Genetic Engineering

Engineering Life

Submitted by Hannah Brodke on Mon, 2011-12-05 08:46
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Director Andrew Niccol imagined a world in which the imperfections built in at birth were erased. His movie "Gattaca" shows a time when people are genetically engineered to be the best combination of their parents' genes. At the beginning of the movie, a genetisist explains, “We want to give your child the best possible start. Believe me, we have enough imperfection built in already. Your child doesn't need any more additional burdens.” (Niccol, 1997). Having children went from a game of chance, to a highly controlled process.

Raising Awareness: Genetically Modified Organisms

Submitted by MIkeSayre on Fri, 2009-02-13 23:54

After the release of a genetically altered supplement of L-tryptophan by a Japanese company, Showa Denko, in 1989, an estimated five thousand people suffered the effects of an outbreak, Eosinophili

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