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Genetics is very important in defining the self Biology can play in important factor in determining who we are and what we do Genetic engineering is not against the natural order like some might speculate It can help people with getting rid of diseases when the baby is still in the embryo it could be bad if everyone wanted to make the perfect baby The perfect baby would consist of linebacker strength and the brains of Albert Einstein and have be immune to all disease and have nothing to worry about If everyone made their baby like this than a lot of businesses would have to close down Doctor offenses would have to close and the prescription drug companies would also close down because of all the perfect babies All these qualities are things that define the self The genetic defines the self in mutable different ways The self comes from the human genome The human genome was a project that DNA reaches and biologist took a few years to complete They are currently done with mapping the human genome as a result they now can find out any potential illnesses or any complications they baby will grow up and develop when he or she will grow up For example my brother is type one diabetic if my parents saw this in his genome they could have got rid of it and he would not be insulin dependent In the movie Gattaca the main character Vincent Freeman wants to go to outer space but cannot because he was born a love child instead of being genetically modified His friend Jerome Morrow is in fact genetically modified and Vince becomes him He becomes Jerome by using his blood urine hair and tissue In order to hide is real identity he has to scrub down all his dead skin in the shower and vacuum his keyboard every day He has to use his blood because they
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