I’ve always been fascinated with genetics, from filling in my very first Punnett square to reading about stem cell research. But it also terrifies me–the possibilities that I’m not sure should be put into human hands, the capabilities that we aren’t so sure what to do with. I’m all for scientific progress, but the idea that one day real life may mirror Minority Report or I, Robot makes me wish I lived a century ago.
So when I read this article about the possible commercialization of fetal DNA tests, on the one hand, I was fascinated that this sort of test may become commonplace. I was also terrified. And then I felt I just had to watch Gattaca. Read the rest of this entry »