DNA Dreams

12 Apr 2015
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

470 Stephens Hall

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Please join us April 12, 2016 on the UC Berkeley campus for the last film event of the Being Human in the Biotech Age 2015/ 2016 series the documentary DNA Dreams directed by Bregtje van der Haak.

What if we could identify the genes that contain information about human intelligence? Would a brave new world of improved human beings be waiting for us? This new world is now in the making in China’s Pearl River Delta. The documentary DNA Dreams delves into the heart of bio-science in China, exploring the lifestyles and beliefs of a new generation of young scientists in Shenzhen.

The screening will take place at 4pm on Tuesday, April 12 at 470 Stephens Hall. Mark your calendars!

About the Film Series:

With powerful new biotechnologies now emerging, the prospect of creating humans with “better” genetic characteristics is on the horizon. Some support these technologies as a way to “seize control of human evolution” or as an efficient means of producing “enhanced” children and future generations. Others believe that they would encourage efforts to engineer children to specification, and that creating genetically modified humans would open the door to new forms of inequality, discrimination and conflict. This film series explores what it means to be human in a biotech age. All films will be screened on Tuesdays at 4:00 pm at 470 Stephens Hall – UC Berkeley. The series website provides the schedule for 2015/2016.

This event is sponsored by CSTMS.
Additional sponsorship comes from:  Chau Hoi Shuen Gender and Science Initiative • CSTMS • Department of Sociology • Disability Studies • The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society • Townsend Center for the Humanities

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