Category «Civil Liberties»

Spitting for Science: The Truth about DNA Testing and Privacy

It was late October, 1997, and the controversial film Boogie Nights opened in theaters nationwide. Mark Wahlberg’s portrayal of dishwasher-turned-pornstar, Dirk Diggler, had everyone and your mom lining up to see some award-winning acting. Meanwhile, Gattaca, a dystopian-future sci-fi about the social implications of unlocking the human genome, flopped at the box office. Gattaca tells …