The winner of the seventh Papatango New Writing Prize is Tomcat by James Rushbrooke.
In the not-too-distant future, the world is better than ever. Diseases and disorders have been wiped out. But 12 year old Jess doesn't belong. She slipped through the net and there's something dangerous in her DNA, something that must be 'cured'.
Charlie is watching Jess. He'll do whatever it takes to keep society safe.
As debate over genetic screening rages, with Richard Dawkins recently questioning the rights of foetuses with Down’s Syndrome, Tomcat's urgent vision questions the lengths to which we will go to keep humanity healthy.
When you can learn everything about a person on a computer screen, does that mean there's nothing left to discover?