Genetic Engineering Name Institution Genetic Engineering Genetic engineering has in many ways taken centre stage in the world in the 21st Century. Genetic engineers are working round the clock to ensure that new scientific models are brought into existence among the human population. Both plants and animals including humans are undergoing genetic changes which in turn transform their biological components including their appearance. Tests are being carried out daily to ascertain the new ideologies and technology concerning genetics and the effects of manipulation. One of the major bioethical issues the society faces today includes manipulation of human genes. Gattaca filmed in 1997 is a major channel that encourages genetic manipulation of human genes. The film portrays a fictional world where genetic manipulation thrives. This however seems to be uncommon in the real world due to limited resources. The filmmakers act as bioethicists who forecast the effects of increased and has undergone deliberate selection is likely to have higher IQs than those of naturally selected individuals. From the information provided by Gattaca the history of selective pressures was brought about to portray reccuring process of natural selection. This was proof of human nature to be a continuous subject to pressure accruing from the environment. However Gattaca’s argument of genetic engineering leading to social stratification was proven to be baseless. It is evident that Gattaca tries to exaggerate potential problems while it also exaggerates the benefits. However it puts into consideration the potential problems References Kirby D. A. (2000). The New Eugenics in Cinema: Genetic Determinism and Gene Therapy in" GATTACA". Science Fiction Studies 193-215. Field M. Jun 17 Jun 17 Gattaca. Ebert R. (1997). Gattaca Movie Review & Film Summary (1997)| Roger Ebert. Rogerebert. com. Ellis K. (2003). Reinforcing the stigma-The representation of disability in Gattaca. Australian Screen Education Online (31) 111. [...]
800-1000 words movie prompt. Due by March 21st but I would prefer to have the day before on March 20th. Also would prefer for the paper to be dumbed down to the average sophomore college student.