Genes, Behavior and Law

This page aims to capture information about the intersect of genomics, human behavior, and law. A conceit of the book, The Perfection of Fish, is that human behavior has a genetic component that can be controlled by gene expression. Modify the gene expression through genetic or epigenetic engineering, and you modify human behavior.

I think a future book could be written called Human Modification for Dummies. It would describe how non-scientists can use cheap tools to modify what it means to be human. Everyone can design their perfect future for all of humanity using point-and-click technology. Western law, of course, will fail to react until we are actually in a genomic muddle. I wonder if there’s a restaurant where we can watch the end of humanity-as-we-know-it unfold over a glass of Petite Sirah.