As Made-To-Order DNA Gets Cheaper, Keeping It Out Of The Wrong Hands Gets Harder – September 24, 2019

I saw this recently on NPR – As Made-To-Order DNA Gets Cheaper, Keeping It Out Of The Wrong Hands Gets Harder – September 24, 2019: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/09/24/762834987/as-made-to-order-dna-gets-cheaper-keeping-it-out-of-the-wrong-hands-gets-harder?ft=nprml&f=1001.

In case anybody doesn’t understand how messing with DNA can go horribly wrong, there has been plenty of great and bad sci-fi books and movies over the last few decades that show why messing with DNA is a bad idea.

One of the best examples on TV was a Star Trek: The Next Generation (ST:TNG) episode: https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Genesis_(episode). It was a case where what was a relatively minor DNA change had serious consequences. That’s not counting cases where some terrorist or out of control scientist decides to knowingly try to create havoc by messing with DNA. Although a scientist or researcher accidentally creating unintended consequences isn’t that much better.

 Barclay the Spider!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1YoHcKnOGE (around 1:13 minutes long, short clip)

TNG Remastered: 7×19 ‘Genesis’ Comparison, SD to HD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCXUjxJY1Ck (around 5:26 minutes long – sample clip, not the full episode);

Devolved Worf, Star Trek TNG https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZSzyksrbdM (about 3:34 minutes long – different short clip)

 

 

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