With the rise of gene editing techniques like CRISPR CAS9, the opportunity to edit your genes to make yourself more â€˜perfectâ€™ may not be that far away. The implications of gene engineering are extremely positive for eradicating diseases, but what are the ethical impacts of using these techniques cosmetically?
In partnership with Scienceworks, join us in the Scienceworks Lightning Room for a special screening of the film Gattaca as well as entry into Beyond Perception, Scienceworks’ award-winning new exhibition. You can also experience an electric lighting show and have the chance to search for Saturnâ€™s moon Titan, inspired by Ethan Hawkeâ€™s journey to the moon in the film.
Gattaca is an engrossing sci-fi thriller about an all-too-human man who dares to defy a system obsessed with genetic perfection. Vincent (Ethan Hawke) is an “In-Valid” who assumes the identity of a member of the genetic elite to pursue his goal of traveling into space with the Gattaca Aerospace Corporation. However, a week before his mission, a murder marks Vincent as a suspect. With a relentless investigator in pursuit and the colleague he has fallen in love with beginning to suspect his deception, Vincent’s dreams steadily unravel.