Upon completing this assignment, you should be able to do the following:
Apply an understanding of DNA to issues of genetic engineering and bioethics
Discuss bioethical issues surrounding advances in genetic engineering
Questions to Answer while Watching the Movie (0.5pts each):
Why was Vincent pretending to be Jerome Morrow?
Describe the relationship between Anton and Vincent.
What is Vincent’s dream?
Physically, what did Vincent have to do to become Vincent?
Where does Irene take the hair sample and why?
What are the genetically inferior called?
Why does Irene give Vincent a piece of her hair?
Why does Vincent have to scrub everyday?
What are some benefits of genetic engineering in GATTACA
What are some disadvantages of genetic engineering in GATTACA?
Summary-Response (5 points):
How do you feel about genetic engineering of people? Write a 300-500 (~1 page) personal response to the movie. Things to think about in your response:
Is a world of genetically engineered people, such as depicted in GATTACA, likely to happen?
Do you think a creation of world of genetically engineered people is a good thing or bad thing…why/why not?
Do we want a perfect society?
How far is far enough in genetically altering a child?
5. Where does the name GATTACA originate from?