Bookcover of Gattaca
Booktitle:

Gattaca

Science fiction film, Andrew Niccol, Preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Liberal eugenics

PlaisPublishing (2013-08-13 )

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ISBN-13:

978-620-1-59209-4

ISBN-10:
6201592091
EAN:
9786201592094
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Gattaca is a 1997 science fiction film written and directed by Andrew Niccol. It stars Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman and Jude Law with supporting roles played by Loren Dean, Ernest Borgnine, Gore Vidal and Alan Arkin.The film presents a biopunk vision of a future society driven by liberal eugenics where potential children are selected through preimplantation genetic diagnosis to ensure they possess the best hereditary traits of their parents. A genetic registry database uses biometrics to instantly identify and classify those so created as "valids" while those conceived by traditional means are derisively known as "in-valids". While genetic discrimination is forbidden by law, in practice it is easy to profile a person's genotype resulting in the valids qualifying for professional employment while the in-valids―considered more susceptible to disease, educational dysfunction and shorter lifespans―are relegated to menial jobs.
Publishing house:
PlaisPublishing
Website:
http://www.betascript-publishing.com
Edited by:
Jody Cletus
Number of pages:
84
Published at:
2013-08-13
Stock:
Available
Category:
Art
Price:
34.00 €
Keywords:
Film, Science, Genetic, Fiction, diagnosis, eugenics, Liberal, preimplantation, Andrew Niccol

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