Students watched the science fiction film "Gattaca" after studying genetics. The film's title is based on the first letters of guanine, adenine, thymine, and cytosine, the four nucleobases of DNA. This student wrote an essay in response.
He found the movie very interesting as it provided him with a different perspective on what he had learned in class. His essay describes how he felt the movie portrayed discrimination and prejudice in the futuristic society of Gattaca. He defended his analysis by using examples from the movie. He reported that he enjoyed writing this essay and that he did not find it hard to put his thoughts down on paper because he found the ideas in the movie interesting to comment on.
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