Gene Lab Revolution - Will Genetic Engineering Change our Lives?

52' / HD

Recently genetic researchers have found a new tool. For the first time, they can perform a high-precision invasion allowing to correct the DNA of any living creature as efficiently, quickly and at such a low cost as never before. It's called CRISPR. While some hope for a world where diseases and hunger are eliminated, others fear that this will open the Pandora box. How great are the chances and risks really? It is necessary for the society to carry out a profound debate about these new technologies. Yet, up till now the general public barely knows what happens within the gene labs’ walls.

Producer: Längengrad Filmproduktion
Production years: 2016-2017
Broadcaster: SWR
Languages: German, English

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