Re: Writing / Drug Tests

Subject: Re: Writing / Drug Tests
From: Michele Davis <michele -at- krautgrrl -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2000 15:36:58 -0500

And as an aside, a fantastic film if you like Ethan Hawke and stunning Uma
Thurman (of Pulp Fiction fame)


"Newman, Sarah" wrote:

> > Is pre-employment DNA testing next? The logic is the same since a company
> > could claim it has increased medical benefits costs if an employee has a
> > genetic marker for a particular disease.
> >
> For a dramatic example of how far that could go, see the movie "Gattaca." It
> concerns a future world in which the majority of people are DNA-enhanced,
> and people with unenhanced DNA are discrimated against to an extreme.
> As part of the promotional campaign, they put up billboards advertising DNA
> enhancement. "Build the perfect baby" or something like that. The sad thing
> is,
> thousands of would-be parents called 1-800-GATTACA because they wanted the
> service.

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