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Event synopsis:
Human Nature: Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

A breakthrough technique 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.

Watch the Human Nature documentary anytime before the panel discussion (access through the link below). The panel discussion will be Wednesday October 21, 2020 from 11:00am-12:00pm.

Panel Participants:

  • Terry Magnuson, Vice Chancellor for Research
  • Stan Ahalt, Director of RENCI
  • Eric Juengst, Director of UNC Center for Bioethics

When: Wednesday October 21, 2020, 11:00am-12:00pm
Where: Zoom
More information, watch the film, and register for panel discussion: https://researchweek.unc.edu/2020-events/human-nature/
Submit questions for panel discussion: https://pollev.com/unchumannature