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Human Nature reveals how a revolutionary new gene editing technology, CRISPR, has given us unprecedented control over the basic building blocks of life.

This brand-new feature documentary, arriving at the Science Museum for its UK premiere, is directed by Adam Bolt, the Oscar-winning writer of 'Inside Job'. The film shines a light on a technology that opens the door towards curing diseases, reshaping the biosphere and even designing our own children.

Bolt’s film is a thought-provoking exploration of CRISPR’s far-reaching implications, through the eyes of the scientists who discovered it, the families it affects and the bioengineers who are testing its limits. How will this new power change our relationship with nature and what will it mean for human evolution?

To discuss these questions and more the screening will be followed by a Q&A chaired by science journalist and author Jo Marchant  who will be joined by researchers working at the cutting edge of genetics and CRISPR technology, and the policy advisers working to keep up with the technology.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Norah FogartyPostdoctoral Fellow, Francis Crick Institute
  • Tony NolanSenior Lecturer, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  • Sarion BowersHead of Policy at Wellcome Sanger Institute

Additional speakers will be announced closer to the time of the event.

All ticket-holders are also invited to an out-of-hours viewing of our brand-new Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries before the film begins.

'Human Nature', dir Adam Bolt, 2019, 107 mins, cert 12A, 2D digital screening

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