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Gene Therapy in Popular Culture

  Evidently, toying with our genes does not hold a place of very high esteem in our popular culture. From 1997′s Gattaca to 2007′s I Am Legend and 2011′s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, gene therapy is depicted as an unnatural and undesirable practice leading to consequences ranging from the degeneration of the human soul to complete global apocalypse. These […] Continue reading

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If You Could Know, Would You?

In 2001, PBS’s documentary series Nova released an episode over the human genome titled “Cracking the Code.”  It was over the new and rapid advances being made in the field of genomics.  The human genome had recently been fully sequenced and it appeared as though the world would be facing many large and terrifying advances […] Continue reading

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