Thesis: What we once theorized as being impossible and to have only existed within movies, and TV shows has become a thing of reality. We are introduced into a world where the process and reproduction of life has been given a new meaning. Where life is created within a lab, a fetus can be genetically modified before it’s born and the type of repercussions that can take place. The very introduction to these types of new ideas and advancements can only leave us to question our own morality. In my thesis I will discuss the effects of reproductive technology and all it entails.
Genetic Modification: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Ethical Choices that are made
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Vincent Freeman was a man who was trapped in a world where judgment and discrimination is based on genes. Vincent undergoes dramatic measures in order to reach his goal of one day being sent off to space. He masquerades as Jerome Marrow; a supposedly genetic superior that possessed all of the components of the best genomes. However, as the movie continued to unfold the issues of genetic discrimination, genetic modification, and advancement of technology that associates itself into genetic testing were the some of the main issues that occurred throughout the film. Throughout the movie Vincent is constantly tested in the Gattaca to maintain the charade of being Jerome. Blood sampling, urine testing, even physical analysis are taken into account to uphold the moral belief that the superior quality of humanity is being maintained. The very existence of a human being is not based on the individual’s face or personality but are only noticed, and identified through their genomes. The movie brings about formats of genetic discrimination by the way each human genome is classified and determined what job they may be deemed suitable for. If an individual was born without any modification but with the exact traits they have acquired through birth, they’re automatically judged as being inferior and are stuck in minor jobs or careers. Even false