The Dilemma of Individual Rights and Collective Caregiving via Genetic Engineering in “Gattaca”

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Human Diversity: An Ethical Analysis of the Dilemma of Individual Rights and Collective Caregiving via Genetic Engineering in Gattaca
Question 1:
This ethical study will analyze the important relationship of client’s rights versus caregiver/genetic engineer in the dilemma of human individuality and collective genetics in the film Gattaca. The role of Vincent Freeman (Ethan Hawke) as a non-genetically engineered person provides some dilemmas about the role of genetic engineers (as medical professionals) as authorities on the “perfect” human beings. Freeman provides a perspective on the individual rights of the client in that he is denied job opportunities because a collective of medical professionals and genetic engineers have deemed him...
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