The Co-Evolution of the Permissibility of Genetic Engineering and Parental Obligation

Dayanna Ramirez
SocGen 20other
Award for Best Ethics Paper

Gattaca, a provocative science fiction film, highlights the societal and ethical issues that arise from the current explosion of genetic knowledge and engineering capabilities. This looming threat must be addressed through a bioethical discussion surrounding the roles and responsibilities parents have in the decision-making on gene editing to produce equitable policies in the future.