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Related to material in Gattaca
by Andrew Niccol

Very good film explores the consequences of genetic discrimination. Good performances from Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman as well as a great futuristic look make this a worthwhile film.

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DNA Fingerprint Database For Workers Gattaca-Style Proposed
   NYC mayor Bloomberg proposes a compulsory national DNA database for workers - just like in Gattaca.

Gattaca-Style DNA Databank For 3 Million Americans
   More concerns surface as police gather DNA evidence from people who have only been arrested, not charged or even convicted.

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Passed
   Finally, the House passes a bill to keep genetic information from being used by employers to discriminate.

Spartan DX Real-Time DNA Check
   Need that DNA verification fast, fast, FAST? Try this little product - almost as fast as in the movies.

Gattaca Put Off A Few Years
   The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 is a good thing to have around.

'Spit Parties:' Social Networking Gattaca-Style
   If you've ever felt like you need to party with the 'right people' there's no time like the present to apply scientific rigor to this social process.

Eyedox Genetic Test To Exclude Color Blind
   Imagine a future in which employment is restricted based on genetic testing.

Boy Banned From School For Bad Genes
   '... the Alphas and Betas remained until definitely bottled...'- Aldous Huxley, 1932.

Court OK's DNA Collection Like 'Gattaca'
   DNA sampling is not the same as fingerprinting. Do you agree with this?

Kuwait Creates Mandatory DNA Database For Citizens
   And who has the largest DNA database on its citizens? USA.

Is Genetic Testing At Businesses A Bad Idea?
   It's not a topic that fares well in science fiction movies-

Should You Submit Your DNA To A Database?
   Consumer DNA services are often inaccurate. is devoted to the creative inventions of science fiction authors and movie makers. Look for the Science Fiction Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary of Science Fiction Inventions, the Timeline of Science Fiction Inventions, or see what's New.
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re: Robert Heinlein

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