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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Gattaca

I just saw this for the first time in HD. It's visually quite stunning.





Embryo selection, but no additional engineering:

Geneticist (Blair Underwood): Keep in mind, this child is still you -- simply the best of you. You could conceive naturally a thousand times and never get such a result ...
According to this discussion, an offer of enhancement didn't make the final cut:
In an outtake to the movie, the geneticist states that for an extra $5,000 he could give the embryo enhanced musical or mathematical skills – essentially splicing in a gene that was not present on the parents’ original DNA.

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