An overview of the plot, cast and production of Gattaca.
by Debbie Stanley
Call Number: 660.650 STA
Publication Date: 2000
In the past, cloning was a figment of science fiction. However, ever since Dolly, the cloned sheep, was introduced in 1998, it has become an astonishing reality. Scientists around the world are facing the frontier of human cloning. Should the line be drawn here? What about using genetic engineering to program ones own unborn child?
by Linda George
Call Number: 616.02 TES
Publication Date: 2003
By splicing genes or "cutting and pasting" chromosomes, the process of gene therapy can treat, cure, or even prevent disease by physically altering genetic structures. Genetic engineering has not only already been applied to countless industries, most notably in agriculture, it also holds great promise in many realms of medicine. But what are the ramifications of being able to pick and choose the genes we have and what are the ethical implications of creating "perfect" bodies for ourselves?