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Gattaca EssayWartkes Aharonian
January 13, 2012
Gattaca Essay
In the future discrimination is based on genetics, not race or class. Parents see geneticist to filter out undesirable traits in their children. Vincent's parents decided to go trust Mother Nature and conceive naturally. Vincent is seen as genetically inferior and is doomed to a life of servitude. His parents have a second child and choose to consult a geneticist. This child is his parents pride and joy. Vincent is treated as if he's fragile and will die any moment. Vincent dreams of going into space but he is seen as unfit. He finally gets the courage to go out on his own when he beats his "genetically superior" brother in a swim race. He decides to use one of the genetically elites identities to get into the space program. It's a complex procedure, in which he uses the donor’s body fluids to fool gene testing machines. He is set for a flight when the director of the program is murdered. While the investigators are working Vincent loses an eyelash leaving his DNA. The murder investigation focuses on him. The detective is sure that Vincent is the guilty party. It becomes harder for him to disguise himself. Benefit if Genetic engendering is using techniques of genetic engineering, first human developed for the diabetic patients. Insulin is a special component of the body and lack of this component causes diabetes. Genetic engineering has enabled the pharmaceutical industries to make such drugs which fight against the disease efficiently. Gene therapy is a technique of genetic engineering which is used for medical purpose. The negative things about this movie are lack of genetic variation and Social unrest. People start caring about work so much that they don’t if care about anything else there life accept working all day....
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