The new mortal sins were listed by Archbishop Gianfranco Girotti at the end of a week-long training seminar in Rome for priests, aimed at encouraging a revival of the practice of confession.
These lists contain movies that focus heavily on these sins, showing us that these vices are not only prevalent, but a key focus of our popular culture! Maybe the Vatican is onto something.
Christians believe that we were created in Gods image, every time we act to manipulate our genetic make-up, we violate the perfection of God and his image. Futhermore, any manipulation is not ours to make, but up to the big man himself.