Category Archives: genome

Year 2045, Dawn of the Designer Babies

After watching the PBS Special, “Breaking the Code,” I was extremely intrigued by the idea of a disease free world and how it could be achieved, the dilemmas it would create, and the world it would create. Here is a story of the future…. The most controversial aspect of living in year 2045 is being […] Continue reading

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Dangers of the Coming Age of Gene Therapy

While designer babies of the Gattaca universe raise all sorts of complicated ethical, moral, and medical issues, they are still quite a ways off. Far more realistic – and more scary – is the growing research behind the plausibility of emerging gene therapy procedures. The basic concept entails the use of biological delivery mechanisms, such […] Continue reading

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Genome sequencing: Public vs. Private

“Cracking the Code of Life,” a 2002 PBS special about the race for a complete sequencing of human genome information and the astounding implications for our health and society, is peppered with indications of outdatedness. From the prehistoric computers to the fact that the genome was finally mapped in full the year after “Code” aired, you […] Continue reading

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