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Biotechnology and Punk Extra Credit

Professor Lejla Kucukalic presented a lecture on Biotech to Biopunk on Science Fiction’s vision of genetics. Throughout her lecture, Kucukalic referenced many books and films to exemplify what she was talking about. One in particular that caught my attention and interste was Splice because I am a horror movies fan. I have been intrigued by science fiction horrors, such as the following movie. This film is about two genetic engineers who hope to achieve fame by successfully splicing together the DNA of different animals to create new hybrid animals for medical use. I also watch species, which is very similar to this film. Therefore, reference to this film helped me see a real-life expample of what she refers to as the direction of biotechnology. This film illustrates the vision of where genetic engineering is heading towards. This made her talk easier to understand.

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~Jen-Ling Nieh

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