April 25, NATIONAL DNA DAY.


http://www.genome.gov/dnaday/

60 years today of the publication of “Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid”

http://www.fossilmuseum.net/Biology/WatsonCrickNature.htm

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GATTACA


 

After Vincent genetic test:

Vincent: What about the interview?

Dr. Lamar: That was it.

 

Basically GATTACA  is a movie about a future where your DNA becomes your Curriculum Vitae.

What does “GATTACA” means?

In the movie, it is the name of the facility where the action occurs, and apparently, it was the better way that was found by the creators of the movie for arranging the four “bases”  in the DNA (Adenine, Guanine, Cytosine and Thymine) in such a way that it sounds like a name.

The title sequences highlight these letters that represent the nitrogen bases in the DNA:

 

 

GATTACA main message is:

“There is no gen for the human spirit”

 

 

For additional information about this movie, please visit the Moviecular Biology page.