A simple twist of fate

People blame all sorts of things on their genetic make-up these days, but how much can DNA really tell us? And does its potential outweigh the ethical problems with discriminating on the basis of someone’s genes? Insurers have already agreed not to use genetics test results until at least 2011, but I found out that a dystopian future of DNA-typecasting was probably a lot further away than we might have been led to think…

Author: Katie Puckett

I am an experienced journalist, copywriter and editor who has covered the built environment for nearly 20 years. I’ve interviewed thousands of senior executives, politicians and experts in many fields and travelled to report on stories throughout Europe, the US, the Gulf states and India. My articles have appeared in many business and professional titles including Building, Estates Gazette, Inside Housing, the Bartlett Review, Insurance Times and Lloyd’s Market. I am co-author, with architect Bill Gething, of Design for Climate Change, published by RIBA, and I launched and edit The Possible, a thought leadership magazine for global engineering firm WSP. I'm also co-founder of Wordmule, an editorial studio that specialises in buildings and cities.