The WWU Chemistry Department will present the film "Human Nature" in honor of National Chemistry Week at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 and at 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 14 at the Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. in Downtown Bellingham as part of the Pickford's "Doctober" film series.
A breakthrough called CRISPR has given scientists 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.
WWU professors Jeanine Amacher, Lina Dahlberg and Lee Brooks will introduce the movie and answer questions afterwards.
For ticket prices or for more information, go the Pickford website at https://www.pickfordfilmcenter.org/.