Wednesday, March 18 at 7:30 PM. Part of Science on Screen Film Series.

From executive producer Dan Rather and director Adam Bolt, the co-writer and editor of the Oscar-winning film Inside Job, comes the story of the biggest tech revolution of the 21st Century. And it isn’t digital, it’s biological. A 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. How will this new power change our relationship with nature? What will it mean for human evolution? To begin to answer these questions we must look back billions of years and peer into an uncertain future.

Documentary. 107 min. NR.

The film will be followed by a Q&A with UM Medical School Departments of Internal Medicine, Human Genetics, and Pediatrics and James V. Neel Distinguished University Professor David Ginsburg, MD and UM Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Professor Shobita Parthasarathy, PhD.

Sponsored by the University of Michigan Precision Health

The Science on Screen program is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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