To Gattaca and beyond

An interesting article from The Age. Here’s a little:

The movie Gattaca famously portrays a world in the future that is organised according to genetic talent. Jobs are given to those who have the genes that predict performance; the genetic elite are richer, healthier and beyond suspicion in crime investigations.

Today, we have two pieces of the three-piece genetic puzzle. Soon we will have all three pieces. Then the world of Gattaca, now science fiction, may become a reality. The first piece of the puzzle tells us which human characteristics are genetic. We now know of more than 6000 hereditary genetic diseases, such as cystic fibrosis.

Read more here.

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