Make People Better

Playing at Pickford Film Center

83 minutes, English, In DOC-Science/Medicine, Doctober
Rated NR: _

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Directed by Cody Sheehy
In 2018, Chinese scientist Dr. He Jiankui disappears after developing the first HIV-resistant “designer babies” (who also disappear), shocking the world and the scientific community. Director Cody Sheehy rightly asks some important questions: how could such a monumental breakthrough be the work of a lone scientist? What would governments gain from such genetic controls? Playing like a thriller, the film illustrates a gulf between the hunger for some scientists to push boundaries and the public who assumes that a greater degree of restraint controls those impulses.

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