Human Nature

Bottles of nucleic acids at Synthego, a company which synthesizes the key components of CRISPR at an industrial scale. CRISPR is now used by countless researchers around the world to study everything from drought resistant crops to the genetics of autism.


Wednesday, 12 February 2020


20.00 - 22.00


Midlands Arts Centre (Cinema), Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH


Tickets £11.50/ £8.50 (bookings open soon)


[dir: Adam Bolt, 2019, 107 mins]

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.

Presented by Midlands Arts Centre in partnership with Arts & Science Festival.