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CRISPR Film Screening: Human Nature

CRISPR Film Screening: Human Nature

Monday, February 24, 2020, 7:00 PM - 9:20 PM EST

The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St Fl 40, New York

Presented By

The New York Academy of Sciences


Human Nature

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 is affecting, and the bio-engineers 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.

Join us at the New York Academy of Sciences for a screening of the film Human Nature to explore these questions and more. For more in-depth coverage of the latest in CRISPR technology join us for the scientific symposium CRISPR: New Frontiers.


David Baltimore, Jill Banfield, Rodolphe Barrangou, Alta Charo,  Emmanuelle Charpentier, George Church, George Daley, Jennifer Doudna, Francisco Mojica, Fyodor Urnov, Luhan Yang, Feng Zhang

What People Are Saying:

Human Nature tells the story of CRISPR genome engineering with a gripping mix of science and heart. It gives audiences a front row seat to a technological revolution that could reshape our planet and humanity itself. As we embark on a global conversation about an uncertain future, this film is essential viewing.” – Jennifer Doudna, UC Berkeley

“Eye-popping film that should become required viewing for students and people of all ages.”
– Glide Magazine

“Grounds the wild story of CRISPR with a healthy dose of humanity.”
– Engadget

“Makes all the jargon and how and why CRISPR is such a big deal accessible and exciting.”
– Film Threat


February 24, 2020

7:00 PM


7:30 PM

Opening Remarks

7:45 PM

Film Screening: Human Nature

9:15 PM

Closing Remarks

9:20 PM