Pew Research Center finds across 34 countries a median of 94% think it is important for women in their country to have the same rights as men, with 74% saying this is very important.    Half of remote workers say that if it were up to them, they would continue to work from home because they prefer it. -Gallup    According to Pew Research, at least four-in-ten think men generally have more opportunities than women in their country when it comes to getting high-paying jobs     One-in-Four Members of Gen Z are Hispanic - Pew Research    One in four remote workers want to return to workplace once restrictions are lifted - Gallup    Nearly half of whites say a majority nonwhite population will weaken American culture     Pew Research Center survey finds that most Americans (73%) say colleges and universities should not consider race or ethnicity when making decisions about student admissions

Congrats on the new baby. Would you like a DNA screening test?

Congrats on the new baby. Would you like a DNA screening test?

CNN reports that “every baby born in the United States is given a routine blood test to screen for dozens of inherited medical conditions. Now, the U.S. National Institutes of Health is exploring whether to use DNA sequencing to screen newborn babies for additional genetic abnormalities and disorders. Such DNA testing would likely complement, but not replace, the current routine blood tests.

The implications of how DNA screening can be misused within society are brought to life in the 1997 film called Gattaca, staring Jude Law, Ethan Hawk and Uma Thurman. The trailer which can be viewed below provides a quick and scary overview of the potential dangers of DNA information being misused by enforcing a new kind of prejudice based on the perfection of one’s DNA. The narrator of the trailer begins by saying,

“genetics what can it mean? The ability to perfect the mental and physical characteristics of every unborn child. In the not too distant future, our DNA will determine everything about us a minute drop of blood saliva, or a single hair, determine where you can work, who you should marry what you’re capable of achieving. In a society where success is determined by science, divided by the standards of perfection, one mans only chance, is to hide his own identity…”


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