DNA Testing and Social Engineering on the rise

DNA Testing and Social Engineering on the rise

Weak Signal's progress: fully-fledged

This Weak Signal came from: 
Workshops/Meetings

The theme/scheme related to this Weak Signal: 
United Kingdom

The sub-theme that best relates to this Weak Signal: 
February 2010

The source of this Weak Signal: 
UK workshop - Nanotechnology Group

When did the Weak Signal manifest ? 
before 2000

Weak Signal's description 
Technological advancements have seen that DNA can be accurately tested (for example to prove paternity). As this technology becomes more integrated into society, will people start to pick partners and friends by their DNA? Will employers only employ workers with the 'right DNA'? There is a risk that a social underclass may be created as 'DNA-snobs' fail to recognise none perfect DNA specimens.