Antitrypsin trivia

If you haven’t seen the movie Gattaca, starring Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman and Jude Law, then you should. If you have seen it, you might remember a slightly ridiculous scene in which Irene has some hair from Jerome’s comb sequenced at “Sequencing While-You-Wait.” The ludicrously small sequence print-out that she receives lists traits alphabetically, with alpha-1 antitrypsin clearly visible at the top.

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