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Physicist, Startup Founder, Blogger, Dad

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

20 years of GATTACA (1997)

A 20 year lag between science fiction and reality... not bad!





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 genetic editing 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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