10 Biol Wk 7 Lesson – Chemical Code for Life

‘They used to say that a child conceived in love has a greater chance of happiness. They don’t say that anymore.’

In the not-too-distant future, a less than perfect man wants to travel to the stars. Society has categorized Vincent Freeman as less than suitable given his genetic make-up and he has become one of the underclass of humans that are only useful for menial jobs. To move ahead, he assumes the identity of Jerome Morrow, a perfect genetic specimen who is a paraplegic as a result of a fall. With some professional advice, Vincent learns to deceive DNA and urine sample testing. When a colleague is killed he is finally scheduled for a space mission, but a colleague suspects his origins and the police begin an investigation.

‘Gattaca’ – this  lesson confirms the significance of the letters in the title of the film.

What features of the futuristic society portrayed in Gattaca did you notice that are different from our society today? Post your ideas on our wall at Wallwisher

Leave a comment by clicking on the Leave a comment’ tab below. In your comment explain what parts of the film you feel could become reality in the future. What parts of the film are unlikely to become fact? What do you think is going to happen next in the film.

Check out the comments that others have left. Leave a reply to at least two of your colleagues.

Now watch the lesson introduction.

Looking forward to reading your work, and your post on the class blog at  gathabiotens

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11 responses to “10 Biol Wk 7 Lesson – Chemical Code for Life

  1. I’m guessing that our future will involve people trying to genetically alter their children so they are less likely to have genetic problems, although a lot of people will protest against the ethical reasons behind it, it may go ahead illegally. What will prbably not happen? The dozen launches a day to space. We barely have enough oil as it is, how do they expect to launch of space ships all the time???
    And for the rest of the film… Irene will be an invalid, Vincent will be caught out but they’ll get married and breed invalid children. The End

  2. I think that the peeing in the cup, and blood test will become a possiblitlty as they try to avoid people who take drugs and drink excessivly going into work. The might start the space missions but further on like 2040.

  3. I like your post kate but want the little face to come up… so i can see which one i have 🙂

  4. gattaca is kind of weird, i would hate to have a blood test every time i go to work

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