Please join us for a free viewing of the documentary film, Human Nature, followed by a panel discussion. —

Thursday, Sept. 17 | 5 – 7:30p | 2204 MBRB —

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.

Panelists:
Terry Magnuson | Vice Chancellor for Research, UNC-Chapel Hill | Genetics
Stan Ahalt | Director, RENCI | Cyberinfrastructure and Data Science
Eric Juengst | Director, UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Bioethics | Medical Ethic

This event is sponsored by: the Center for Genomics and Society, the UNC Office of Research, RENCI, and the UNC Program for Precision Medicine in Healthcare.

Refreshments will be provided.

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