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Human Nature Rated PG

Human Nature

Dir. Adam Bolt. UK, 2019. 1h 35m. Starring David Baltimore, Jill Banfield, Rodolphe Barrangou, Aliza Ben-Baruch, Joab Camarena, Alta Charo.

A technological and biological breakthrough called CRISPR has given us unprecedented control over the basic building blocks of life. It opens the door to curing diseases, reshaping the biosphere, and designing our own children. Human Nature is a provocative exploration of CRISPR’s far-reaching implications, through the eyes of the scientists who discovered it, the families it’s affecting, and the bioengineers who are testing its limits.

This one-off screening will be followed by a Q&A with Joey Riepsaame, Head of Genome Engineering, University of Oxford, and other scientific experts.

'An engrossing documentary about Crispr, a breakthrough in molecular biology with enormous implications for treating genetic diseases' ★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

'Mature and intelligent, Human Nature shows us how gene editing works, explores its implications and – in a field awash with alarmist rhetoric and cheap dystopianism – explains which concerns are worth losing sleep over.' Simon Ings, New Scientist