Genetic Selection In The Film 'Gattaca'

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Would you want the perfect child? The idea of having a parent directed genetically perfect generation is not a new, just look at the 1997 film Gattaca. Only, a superior society is good on paper, but not even close to ethical in real life. The process of genetic selection is a sci-fi fantasy which should not be translated into the real world. Genetic selection is new, unsupervised, and dangerous for the potential children who were their parent’s top choice in a laboratory. The physical effects on selected children are unknown, and can’t be researched without major ethical dilemmas such as human testing and the disposal of fertilized eggs. In my final analysis, I am strictly against the use of genetic selection for “perfect” embryos.
When children are carried, parents are expected to have a multitude of questions. Boy or girl? Red hair or blond? With genetic selections, you know basically all of the answers. As a parent, you have eggs harvested surgically which are then fertilized. Three days after fertilization, two cell are taken from each eight-celled
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A wise man named Bert Lance once said, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Lucky, the breeding of all living things isn’t broken. The whole point of a randomly selected genome is for individuality and mistakes. Another wise person by the name of Ellen Degeneres said this: “Flaw make us human.” Selecting the way that somebody will look like, be like, or be for is really hazardous for everybody. Also, the fact that genetic selection is unsupervised should raise a couple red flags. Lastly, the effects of designer genes are unfair for those who are forced to live with those repercussions every day. Genetic selection is an atrocious deal for all of the parents, children, and grandchildren involved. Therefore, I am a firm believer that genetic selection is unjust and erroneous to be allowed to continue routinely in our world
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