Together with Netflix, we took more than 100 million viewers  into the world of CRISPR technology via Unnatural Selection and Explained: Designer DNA.

Unnatural Selection

CRISPR technology is here and it is going to be used. How can we educate the public about both the benefits and risks of the most powerful genome engineering tool that can reshape our health, world, and future?

We partnered with filmmakers Joe Egender and Leeor Kaufman to help create the Netflix documentary series, Unnatural Selection. Over four episodes, the series explores new developments in the science of gene editing that defy evolution and raise moral, social and environmental impact questions about where we, as a society, draw the line.


New developments in the science of gene-editing signal that society is on the verge of a technological breakthrough that could forever change the future of mankind.

From disease eradication to trait selection and biohacking, fierce debate swirls over the moral, social and environmental implications of these new groundbreaking experiments.


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Unnatural Selection travels from Berkeley to Mississippi to Italy to New Zealand to Burkina Faso to Ukraine to meet the scientists, hackers, critics, ethicists and beneficiaries of the technologies that defy evolution and have the potential to do the world incredible good or irreparable harm.


“We are in possession of a tool that gives scientists remarkable control over the code of life.”

Dr. Jennifer Doudna, co-inventor of CRISPR technology


As a result of the film, the public can better understand how DNA, the very essence of life, can now be altered not only by leading geneticists and multi-billion dollar corporations, but also (and perhaps without any safety guardrails) by renegade biohackers working out of their garages.

Join the conversation about the film at #UnnaturalSelection.


Explained: Designer DNA

We assisted VOX and Netflix to create the “Explained: Designer DNA” episode.

Some researchers believe this is the future of medicine — that we could cure genetic diseases and massively reduce human suffering. But it also raises some thorny ethical questions.

Could it be used for enhancement, not just diseases? Should we edit the DNA of human embryos? How far is too far?

Specialists in the field including the inventors, bioethicists, rare disease advocates discuss the high stakes and ethical controversies of gene editing.

Check out the trailer below and click here to view the episode in full.

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