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Human Nature

Dir: Adam Bolt
United States / 2019 / 92mins

It's a revolutionary scientific breakthrough: a technique known as CRISPR allows us to make precise genetic changes in any living organism. It means that the scientific community will be able to fix diseases - and also design babies.

CRISPR technology is only a few years old but is being rapidly deployed in an unregulated scientific landscape. From breeding pigs for human organ transplants, to fixing sickle cell anaemia and creating plants which can survive climate change, the possibilities of the technology are endless.

But just as decades ago we would have had difficulty predicting the dark sides of today’s internet, there are many alarming directions this technology could take. Footage of Vladimir Putin musing about how soldiers can be created who can’t feel pain is a sharp reminder that as exciting as this new technology is, we need to proceed with caution.

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Date: Sun 8 December, 2019
Time: 16:30
Price: Regular PEAK £9 (£7 CONCESSIONS) / OFF PEAK £5
Sunday 8th December
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PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO ADVERTS PLAYED BEFORE FILMS IN THE BERTHA DOCHOUSE SCREEN. ALL FEATURES WILL START PROMPTLY FOLLOWING A SELECTION OF TRAILERS.