Genetic Engineering In Brave New World

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The novel, Brave New World, written by Aldous Huxley, published in 1932, examines a future where embryos are chemically engineered to ensure they conform to a certain class within a strict caste system. It invokes a future where babies and children are conditioned into certain lifestyles to establish “stability in society” and “make people like their unescapable social destiny.” A future where self-discovery, individualism, and the idea of family have become mysterious concepts. Knowing this novel was published in the 30’s, it is unsettling to realize society has already initiated a shift in this direction. Today genetic engineering is increasingly explored, and mass consumerism, capitalism and the ever prominent social class struggles have

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