Film Series – FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement

29 Sep 2015
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

470 Stephens Hall

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Regan Brashear

Marcy Darnovsky
Executive Director, Center for Genetics and Society

Please join us September 29 on the UC Berkeley campus for the first film event of the Being Human in the Biotech Age 2015/2016 series: the award-winning documentary FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement, directed by Regan Brashear.

The screening and post-film discussion will take place at 4pm on Tuesday September 29 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 fall 2015/2016.

Chau Hoi Shuen Gender and Science Initiative
This event is sponsored by: Center for Genetics and Society • Chau Hoi Shuen Gender and Science Initiative • CSTMS • Department of Gender & Women's Studies • Disability Studies • Sociology Department

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