Human Nature

2020

Human Nature

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Human Nature offers an exciting glimpse of cutting-edge science that proves easily accessible without talking down to its audience.

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A breakthrough called CRISPR has given us 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.

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All Critics (23) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (22) | Rotten (1)

  • "Human Nature" gives audiences a personal stake in the subject before delving into some pretty serious science, all of which has been thoughtfully organized into an easy-to-follow logical flow.

    March 21, 2020 | Full Review…

    Peter Debruge

    Variety
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  • [A]n intriguing, mind-tingling watch as it tells the underreported story of CRISPR, the microorganism molecular system discovered in the 1980s, which revealed to the scientific world that DNA...

    March 19, 2020 | Full Review…
  • I wish there were more of the human element in Human Nature.

    March 13, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Maybe the best-yet guide for those mystified by CRISPR.

    March 12, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Every "Oh wow" in "Human Nature" is matched by an "Oh no" somewhere down the line. Together, these two competing emotions - excitement and unease - make for one pretty fascinating documentary.

    March 12, 2020 | Full Review…
  • The film is at its most intriguing in its earlier half, when it simply takes you through the growing excitement within the scientific community as the reality of CRISPR emerges.

    December 4, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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