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    addition to these serious risks that might happen there are 20,000 to 25,000 gene that are located on this chromosome, which could result in other defects that are still unknown. With that type of knowledge is it really worth the risk of causing a genetic defect that would be carried on to future generation to irradiate a society taboo? With the case of the Bellamy’s and any other couples that are in the similar situation one should be very limited to the use of germline gene therapy because…

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    This is considered a miracle for geneticists trying to eradicate genetic mutations, such as sickle cell anemia. However, because scientists do not know the exact location and function of all DNA sequences, by removing or altering a mutation, scientists could actually be doing more harm than good. A sequence that scientists…

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    defined in G-A-T-C, genetic codes. The peak of story in the movie is when the human power comes in, by so-called in-valid young boy, Vincent, who dreams of space. In fact, the space is symbol, symbol of freedom from all the unrest in the society, where the religion does not play any role any more, and where even the parents, do not believe in the abilities of their naturally born child, ‘’God-child/ faith birth’’. During the first scenes of the movie, the presence of high discrimination can be…

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    isn’t just on their biological facial features. On the other hand, race suggests that each group has a significant amount of uniqueness. The text explains that the genetic sequence of each human is over 99% identical to anyone else, proving it inaccurate that every group does not have a high level of uniqueness. On this point of human genetic variation, I am on the fence and can side either…

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    infused with a sense of extreme American Exceptionalism and, like Rapture, is to appear like a paradise. But where Rapture’s philosophical system created social inequality, something I’ll address in detail in my paper, Columbia deals with racial and genetic hierarchy. The city is run by the political and religious leader Father Comstock, who basically claims that Columbia is paradise for the living. His philosophy of earthly heaven, however, only includes the white non-Irish population of…

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    Assignment #1: “Curse and a Blessing” Question 1 Jared Diamond, author of “Curse and Blessing”, wrote this piece regarding the disease known as Tay-Sachs. His main hypothesis consists of the idea that Tay-Sachs is prominent in the eastern European Jewish culture, which seemingly has a lower rate of deaths from tuberculosis. Children who receive the homozygous recessive allele gained from Tay-Sachs heterozygous parents, suffer uncontrollable laughter, shaking, muscle control, drooling, sometimes…

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    Discrimination is defined as, ‘the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex’. Martin Luther King Jr connects it with society, in the case of racism saying, “Discrimination is a hell-hound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them”. There are many features and types of discrimination. Othering is…

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    Perception In Gattaca

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    of us. In the first act of his the film Niccol presents us with a world that has mastered genetic engineering. In this world natural conception has been rendered mute due to efficiency of artificial insemination. Children born from natural conception are dubbed ‘Invalids” are subject to prejudgment(s) based on their genes and not their merit or work ethic. Furthermore, Invalids are subject to discrimination and are destined to lives of servitude regardless of their skill. This is an effective…

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    Advancements in technology have allowed scientists to unveil the seemingly impossible secrets of genetics. Learning of human genetics and how one can potentially splice genes, and rearrange them into a particular order, to alter and change the genes of a human. Knowledge of genetic altering can increase the probability of creating a "genetically perfect" human. Furthering evolution of humans, increasing the potential for longer life spans and immunity to harmful diseases, thus allowing the human…

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    scientific medicine and technology by American poet, fiction writer, and journalist Susan Scutti article The Government Owns Your DNA. What Are They Doing With It? Scutti’s Newsweek article is one of many articles published on genetic testing for newborns in the United States. Genetic testing for neonates dates back to the 1960s when President Kennedy signed…

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