DOC NYC, Hot Docs, Full Frame, AFI Docs, CPH:DOX
An exploration of the potential implications of a major DNA technology.
The film screened as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
Breakthroughs in scientific discovery have never been as potent, controversial, or radical as the gene-editing technology called CRISPR. With the ability to rewrite DNA and alter life as we know it, CRISPR also offers an opportunity to eradicate diseases and genetically engineer our children. Leading scientists, journalists, terminal patients, and bioethicists debate the significance of the science and the moral quandaries of CRISPR in this timely, cutting-edge documentary.