SG film: Human Nature, on Tuesday 12 November

The biggest tech revolution of the 21st century is not digital, but biological. A breakthrough called CRISPR has given us unprecedented control over the basic building blocks of life.

Human Nature shows the impact of CRISPR.

When: Tuesday 12 November, 19.30
Where: Lumière Cinema, Bassin 88
Ticket prices: students €5 / others €9,50
Guest speaker: Guido de Wert, Professor of Ethics of Reproductive Medicine and Genetic Research, UM

InScience International Science Film Festival Nijmegen, is one of the largest science film festivals in Europe. Its fifth edition takes place from Wednesday 6 to Sunday 10 November in Nijmegen. Last year, we had a blast hosting the first satellite event. This year, we are focusing on GMO of food, the CRISPR technique and scientists challenging Einstein’s theory of gravity.

In close collaboration with Lumière Cinema, we are curating three thought-provoking and beautiful films from this year’s festival selection. Staff members of Maastricht University will introduce the films, and afterwards give a brief response to them and answer your questions.

CRISPR 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 who are affected by it and the bioengineers who are testing its limits.

Prof. Guido de Wert is professor of Ethics of Reproductive Medicine and Genetic Research at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences at Maastricht University. He will discuss the ethical dilemmas concerning CRISPR.

In cooperation with Lumière Cinema.

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