In today’s world, you can have your baby with blue eyes, perfect height, and how you want your baby to look when is old. Now we can even make a baby be born smart because now scientists are more specialized in genetic and how the genes work. For example, if women can’t have babies she can rent a belly from another woman so she can have the baby but the baby is going to have the DNA of the women who can’t have babies, not of the other woman. Is pretty impressive how today scientist can modify genetically the genes of babies before they are even born. Now in today’s world is almost possible to create the perfect baby if we want. It is impressive that this idea originated from a period of time where there was little knowledge about genes.
Everything in life has a system. A system of equations, a subway system, and even your organ system, all able to operate at close to near perfection as the known. However, if one of these system are manipulated into the unknown the results might be disastrously: a crash or organ failure. With human genetic engineering, the societal results are entirely unknown. Human genetic engineering is a cause that will expand the belief in what is justifiable in the areas of philosophical, moral, and ethical backgrounds. Despite the benefits human genetic engineering, it can also lead to negative social and psychological consequences such as a creation of an underclass (Napolitano, Oladele), and a loss of individuality. Human genetic engineering will cause more social consequences that will evidently outweigh its benefits.
What was once an unrealistic idea has slowly started to become a reality; genetic engineering. To have the ability to decide what your future child’s eye color, height, hair color, or if it will have any life changing diseases is an absurd thought that has come possible. Genetic engineering is the deliberate modification of the characteristics of an organism by manipulating its genetic material. Although Genetic engineering is becoming a reality it should not be allowed because it will be extremely expensive allowing only the wealthy to obtain it giving them an even greater advantage, people will become less unique and a possibility of eugenics crisis.
Gattaca, in my opinion endorses and goes against society's will to use genetic analysis. To elaborate further, as stated in the previous paragraphs Gattaca seems to show genetic analysis as a way to make decisions about certain people's life choices. But it also shows how people can struggle in contradictory events involving genetic testing, as put into examples in the previous statements. Gattaca shows many times that genetic testing can be beneficial and has completely taken over society but at the same time provides many hardships like discrimination against certain ranks of
Fukuyama brings up topics that can be split into two categories: risks and benefits of genetic engineering along with the affordability of genetic engineering. Considering scientists aren’t entirely sure how genes work, they bring about several ills they wouldn’t be aware of, whether they be immediate ills or ills that show up much later (Fukuyama, 678). Genetic Engineering could have horrific effects on a population which could lead to the abandoning of genetic modification, just like in the way that hydroelectricity is no longer used as much because of the potential of dam breaks or environmental effects (Fukuyama, 680). There is also a possibility that only the rich will have access to this technology, so the state would possibly have to intervene to fix this inequality (Fukuyama, 680). Fukuyama concludes his writing by posing the fact that no matter what happens with genetic engineering, genetic engineering will change the course of human history on several levels, and on levels greater than that of any human biotechnology (Fukuyama, 681). This could be anywhere from the alteration of politics to the change of human nature in its
For one, an advanced use of genetics identification would provide police with a much needed aid. As the movie once again showed, crimes could be solved muchly as even the smallest sliver of events or objects that prove something, or shows about a whole life history. Also, advanced medical technology can improve the quality of life. Sometimes (not all!), it may be a benefit to know what illnesses your child may be at risk for. "Knowledge is power", after all. The more information we can show/tell about, the better prepared we can be at solving situations. Gattaca's society is just like every other society that we know of, as it has both benefits and flaws that come with
Andrew Niccol’s Gattaca presents an advanced world that seems realistic despite it being set in the “not-too-distant-future.’ The futuristic scene is set in such a way that the society holds elements and aspects of a traditional and mainstream community from the 1990s. Niccols’ inclusion of motifs throughout the film assist in the presentation of the futuristic world in which simple, recurring motifs such as blood and DNA, transport and perfection are used as templates to construct a complex criticism throughout the film.
Have you ever wondered what Genetic Engineering for a designer baby is? Well there are so many things to know about it. First of all, you need to know what traits any parent is allowed to choose for their baby. You can choose the gender, appearance such as (hair color, eye color,etc.) also Intelligence, disease, and personality. A designer baby is a genetically modified embryo that can have a 3rd donor. Anyone can have a designer baby no matter what gender the parents have. This what a designer baby is and what you can choose for your own designer baby.
If we were able to make our children smarter, better looking, or more athletic, should we? Amy Sterling Casil had that exact scenario in mind when she wrote her short story, Perfect Stranger in 2006. Written in the first-person narrative that takes place in the distant future, Casil weaves a terrifying story of genetic alteration to “fix” our children’s flaws. What harm can it cause if gene therapy is performed as an elective procedure rather than medical necessity? Gary and Carolyn, expecting parents, find out their little boy will need gene therapy while still in the womb if they hope to spare him from a fatal heart condition. Due to the therapy, their little boy, Denny, is born healthy. As time goes on they are presented with opportunities to make him smarter, thinner, and more athletic. In turn, Gary questions if they have made the right moral decision concerning their son. Furthermore, what happens to the relationship between a father and his son when the son becomes a perfect stranger? Perfect Stranger illustrates how a parent’s decision to change pieces of their son’s genetic makeup cannot only change what makes him who he is but, can also have a negative impact on the people around him.
To begin, the film Gattaca surrounds the idea of DNA profiling and in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), which are two authentic scientific concepts prevalent in modern society. For more than a decade before the premier of Gattaca, doctors had already been using
Although it is not yet occurring, technology could change the world’s society by beginning to genetically engineer fetuses before they are born. In my opinion, this should not occur because it will make everyone fake and set up to be perfect. As of now, a gene-editing technology named CRISPR is being used to cure and lessen the chance of diseases. Someday, our future could be portrayed like the one in the movie Gattaca because it does not seem impossible. Gattaca is about a man who dreams of traveling into outer space, but cannot due to the fact that he was not genetically engineered. Therefore, he purchases another man’s genes so that he could pursue his dream. With the right technology, scientists could easily create designer babies by changing certain things in their DNA. On the contrary, the movie had a character switch his genes in order to be identified as someone else, which seems to be impossible for now.
“Think of an adaptation, any adaptation, and some animal somewhere will have thought of it first,” says Crake in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake. This quote has a great deal to do with the themes of genetic engineering and biodiversity. In the book there is a constant reminder that nothing is real, and I believe that Atwood uses characters such as Jimmy’s mother to show the negative aspects of genetic engineering. She also uses the creation of pigoons, the BlyssPluss Pill, and the idea of human desire to show negative effects of genetic modification. As Jimmy grows up, he sees his world evolve into a place where everything and anything can be recreated, including human body parts, food, and nature. Another book with a similar theme is “The
Children are precious beings that parent's are suppose to love and cherish. When new parent's look at their child they point out all of the features on the child. Commenting on where the child got what feature from what parent. Now imagine the child doesn't look anything like the parents at all. The first thing people think of is adoption. Yet the child is not adopted, simply had many genetic modifications. In the story, “Perfect Stranger” by Amy Casil, this the exact situation that the main character, Gary, finds himself with his son, Denny. In a world where genetic therapy, modifications, is a normal thing, Denny goes through many changes in his life. Gary likes the thought of gene therapy at the beginning of the story, then slowly changes his mind from favoring gene therapy, to being against it, then finally to accepting gene therapy.
If people want to design their apartment, people will usually tend to look in catalogs to choose what they desire. Even when you enter a restaurant, a waiter gives you the menu to choose whatever appeals to you. Whether it is a food or a piece of furniture, you have several choices to choose from. What if this becomes implemented in all aspects of our lives even our babies. Let us imagine, a newly married couple wants to have a baby, therefore they went to the doctor; looked into a catalog and choose a beautiful baby girl with blue eyes, high intelligence, and a great sense of music! Actually what seems to be a good idea for a science-fiction movie turned out to be possible in a few years from now! In fact, people now can choose the gender of their baby. So why not in few years choose their babies' characteristic! People want to live longer and healthier and they want their babies to be perfect. Well, the increasing power and accessibility of genetic technology may one day give parents the option to modify and design their babies. However, the question here is whether it is ethically, safety or socially right? Being able to do something does not mean to do it without putting in mind the consequences and risks that follow.
Can a world without diseases or imperfections exist? It can with de That world can be created with designer babies. Designer babies are babies that are genetically modified before birth. Parents can influence many things before birth by designing babies. Designer babies should be allowed because they can remove possible diseases and give parents the ability to perfect their children.