Gattaca becomes reality as scientists start to screen, abort human babies based on 3,500 'genetic faults' by Ethan A. Huff
(NaturalNews) The popular 1997 science fiction film Gattaca
portrays a futuristic world in which human beings genetically engineered
(GE) with certain desirable and superior genetic traits are given
preference to natural-born human beings who are considered inferior. And
in just 15 years since the release of the film, this scenario has
become a reality, as modern science has come up with a new way to test
unborn babies for roughly 3,500 so-called genetic "defects."
The U.K.'s Telegraph reports that a team of researchers from the University of Washington
(UW) in Seattle has contrived a method of examining the genetic code of
unborn babies via blood samples taken from their mothers, and saliva
samples taken from their fathers. The tiny amounts of free-floating DNA
present in both samples allow researchers to essentially map the entire
genetic code of unborn babies and determine which genetic traits they
will have upon birth.
Some babies are born naturally with "de
novo" mutations, which are said to be linked to genetic defects such as
Down syndrome and cystic fibrosis. These mutations are typically not
passed down from parents to their children, and are instead acquired in
some other way, including potentially through vaccinations and toxic
In 39 out of 44 tested cases, the UW
researchers were able to accurately pinpoint prior to birth de novo
mutations that would occur in babies after birth. And as the technology
becomes widely available to parents in the near future, the ghastly
scenario depicted in the movie Gattaca will evolve into an
ever-present reality where the only unborn babies permitted to live and
thrive will be those with "superior" genetic makeups.
opens up the possibility that we will be able to scan the whole genome
of the fetus for more than 3,000 single-gene disorders through a single,
non-invasive test," said Dr. Jay Shendure, lead scientist for the
research published in the journal . His entire team, however,
corporately added that "incorporating this level of information into
prenatal decision-making raises many ethical questions that must be
considered carefully within the scientific community and on a societal
Genetic screening will lead to more abortions, more eugenics, and a culture of genetic class suppression
When science starts openly tampering with human life based on
subjective perceptions of which genetic traits are desirable and which
are not desirable, there is no stopping the pandora's box of population
control techniques that will surely ensue. Parents seeking the "perfect"
child, for instance, will be more likely to simply abort a child with
genetic "errors" and keep trying until they get the one they want.
As government-run healthcare emerges into full reality, state-controlled doctors may begin telling parents that they are not allowed
to have an imperfect child because treating that child's inevitable
genetic conditions will cost the state too much money. Forced abortions,
in other words, could become the norm if genetic testing techniques
like the ones developed at UW become widespread.
the breeding of genetically "superior" children will more than likely
lead to a genetically superior class of humans that looks down on those
with inferior genetic traits. This is exactly what occurred in the movie
Gattaca, as "inferior" humans with natural imperfections were denied jobs and treated like second-class citizens.
researchers should be looking for ways to eliminate the thousands of
untested chemicals that are added to the food supply (http://www.naturalnews.com/035680_food_packaging_chemicals_PFOA.html), remove toxic fluoride chemicals from water supplies (http://www.fluoridealert.org/downs-syndrome.htm), and end the administration of gene-tampering vaccines to young children (http://www.naturalnews.com/033062_Rupert_Murdoch_Andrew_Wakefield.html).
human interventions have been shown to be directly responsible for
causing genetic defects in humans, and are just a few of the many causes
of de novo mutations. If unborn babies were not exposed to chemicals
like bisphenol A, herbicides like glyphosate (Roundup),
genetically-modified (GM) organisms, and chemical vaccine adjuvants like
Thimerosal (mercury) and aluminum, many of them would not even develop
genetic defects in the first place.
Recent research has proven
that genetic damage caused by chemical exposure can pass from generation
to generation through a process known as epigenetics, even when
subsequent generations are not directly exposed to those chemicals (http://www.naturalnews.com).
This means that man-made toxins such as those sprayed on conventional
food crops, added to processed foods, laced in the water supply, and
applied to furniture and other consumer products are a blatant scourge
on the human genome.
But science would rather ignore the obvious,
and instead design technologies that will allow the system to filter
out genetic "undesirables" after they have been conceived. What Hitler
and other deranged tyrants of the past tried to accomplish violently is
now becoming possible genetically with "scientific advancement" as its
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