“They used to say that a child conceived in love has a greater chance of….”
While watching the movie GATTACA, there are several things I want you to consider. First, be on the lookout for all of the hidden genetic items within the movie. Secondly, consider the following prompts while watching the movie - you will write on them when we are finished.
During a scene in GATTACA, Vincent’s parents visited a doctor who
specialized in child conception to select for the best traits for his future
brother. They hoped that his brother would have the best possible chances
for a successful life. Some of the traits mentioned in GATTACA included
intelligence, height and any possibility of inheritable diseases.
If you decided to have a child one day and are given the opportunity to
select for special traits, would you do so? Explain why or why not.
What does the movie GATTACA say about DNA determining a person’s
potential? Provide examples from the movie to support your answer.