As part of British Science Week Cardiff sciscreen organised a FREE event supported by the British Science Association and the Schools Partnership Project. Following a screening of Andrew Niccol’s GATTACA a drinks reception with refreshments and post-film discussion took place.
In the not-too-distant future, a ‘less-than-perfect’ man wants to travel to the stars. Society has categorized Vincent Freeman as less than suitable given his genetic make-up and he has become one of the underclass of humans that are only useful for menial jobs. To move ahead, he assumes the identity of Jerome Morrow, a perfect genetic specimen. Just when he is finally scheduled for a space mission, his program director is killed and the police begin an investigation, jeopardizing his secret…
A panel of experts from Cardiff University explored themes relating to the application of genetic and genomic science. The panel, including Dr Atina Krajewska, Corbett Miteff, Dr Michael Arribas-Ayllon and Dr Pablo Orozco ter Wengel, will discussed questions concerning:
- the limits and potentials of scientific advances
- social perceptions and patient experiences of genetic testing and DNA databases
- legal issues concerning the use of genetics and genomics in court proceedings
- portraying the future in film
Watch the trailer here.
Time: 6 pm - 9.30 pm
Date: Monday 16th March 2015
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