Marissa Winn :: Projects and Ideas

  Department: Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics

 

 
 
 

Projects

 

 

   
 

Design by Sequence

"Our Stepping Stones to Life"
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Genetic Art Proposal

"From Darwin to Designer Babies"
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Ideas

   
   

Five of my favorite links on the topic of genetic arts:

http://slashdot.org/articles/01/01/30/2353208.shtml
This response page to the idea of genetic cloning is really interesting and although it did not have a lot of pretty artwork, it was definitely the best attention-getter that I have found all quarter. It also would be a good article to provoke fights between opposing views on the topic. Some of the people’s ideas are really drastic and they make really good points. These people bash the ideas of those against human cloning in very clever ways.

http://www.genochoice.com/
This was funny because I could not tell if the website was real or just a joke. At first I thought it was real, but then felt the opposite. Yet, I do believe that in the near future, websites will look like this when people are looking to create their own baby.

http://www.aptagen.com/
Is this a real company or not? I couldn’t tell. The stuff that they were talking about doing seemed unrealistic, however maybe that are just moving quickly with the times or preparing for the future? Either way, the things they were talking about doing definitely caught my attention.

http://www.aleph.se/Trans/Individual/Body/genes.html
This was another one of my favorite sites that I found. It discusses some of the different things that would be changes though genetic engineering. Many of them I had not even thought about before.

http://www.natcath.com/NCR_Online/archives/102299/102299j.htm
Although, I did not agree with this article, I did feel that it was important to my paper topic. Knowing all of the opposing views is necessary to put up a good argument.