Gattaca is a movie that presents a vision of a future society where children are conceived through genetic manipulation to ensure they possess the very best characteristics of their parents.
Recently scientists developed a technology called CRISPR-Cas9 that allows DNA strands to be edited.
CRISPR allows scientists to edit genomes with unprecedented precision, efficiency, and flexibility. The past few years have seen a flurry of “firsts” with CRISPR, from creating monkeys with targeted mutations to preventing HIV infection in human cells.
The following clips give a glimpse into the technology we may use in a future where we, for better or worse, begin to engineer ourselves …