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Year 10 IDU Genetics: Gattaca

IDU covering eugenics, gene manipulation and bioethics.



A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.

Gattaca the Movie

If we always had genetic testing, and survival was judged on the genetic purity, the following people might have never existed.


The name "Gattaca" is composed entirely of the letters used to label the nucleotide bases of DNA. The four nitrogen bases of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) are adenine, thymine, cytosine, and guanine.

Further Information

Film as Text