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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.


National Science on Screen Day : Wednesday, March 24th \ 8:00 PM

READING AND WRITING THE CODE OF LIFE with Dr. Megan Hochstrasser, Education Program Manager at the Innovative Genomics Institute and Wonderfest Ambassador. Dr. Hochstrasser will explore the ethical questions raised by CRISPR, the technology that gives us the ability to manipulate the human genome. Could it possibly transform our future as a species?

Moderated by Cathy Buck

About Innovative Genomics: The Innovative Genomics Institute believes in the potential of genome engineering to solve some of humanity’s greatest problems like world hunger and human diseases.

“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, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry; Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology at UC Berkeley, film participant and founder of Innovative Genomics Institute.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    94 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    17 March 2019
  • Rating
  • Director
    Adam Bolt
  • Screenwriter
    Meredith DeSalazar , Sarah Goodwin
  • Producer
    Meredith DeSalazar, Sarah Goodwin
  • Executive Producer
    Greg Boustead, Elliot Kirschner, Dan Rather
  • Filmmaker
    Derek Reich
  • Cast
    Jennifer Doudna, George Church
  • Cinematographer
    Derek Reich
  • Editor
    Regina Sobel, Steve Tyler
  • Animator
    Ben Kiviat
  • Production Design
    Ned Piyadarakorn
  • Sound Design
    Dave Amato
  • Music
    Keegan DeWitt