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Futurescape: The Human (out of) Condition

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on Monday, 07 May 2012
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(Sarif Industries from Dues Ex - Human Revolution, emcompasses much of what our first few biomodification firms will likely  resemble. Can you afford to suppress your immune system to keep up with technology?).

The first human DNA draft was released in the year 2000, and in 2006 it was declared completed (that’s the fully mapped human genome (you’ve likely heard about).

By increasing our understanding of our genetic code, we are able to examine inherited defects and disorders, as well as other maladies and precursors that otherwise might not have been caught at all.

In the year 2008 (AD) the US Government passed the 'The Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act'; making it illegal to discriminate against someone based against their genetic markers and general DNA data. Specific concerns were for health insurers and employers refusing to work with those with precursors for heart disease, cancers and other severe illnesses.