Human Nature is a provocative exploration of a breakthrough called CRISPR, a method by which the genomes of living organisms may be edited, giving us the groundbreaking ability to control the building blocks of life. Through the eyes of the scientists who discovered it, the families it is affecting, and the bioengineers who are testing its limits, Human Nature examines the power CRISPR will generate and the implications that may follow.
Executive producers Dan Rather, Elliot Kirschner, and director Adam Bolt, the co-writer and editor of the Oscar-winning film Inside Job, explore the most significant tech revolution of the 21stCentury. However, this technological discovery is not digital; it’s biological.
What will the power of gene modification mean for human evolution? How will this affect Nature, and are we ready for the consequences? CRISPR opens doors to curing diseases, reshaping the biosphere, and designing our children. Humans have a remarkable way of making discoveries and inventing new technology. However, often we are unaware of far-reaching implications and how to handle them for society. We must look back at the beginning of human evolution to answer the questions of our uncertain future.