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Asia Society Texas Center presents Make People Better

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Photo courtesy of 'Make People Better' and Samira Kiani

The documentary Make People Better explores cutting-edge genetic and biotechnological developments in China, examining the 2018 case of biophysicist He Jiankui who created the first genetically edited human babies in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. Exploring the landscape of genetic research, personalized medicine, and ethical considerations, the documentary provides a rare and comprehensive look into China's role in advancing the frontiers of genomic science.

The screening will be followed by a conversation with Samira Kiani, geneticist and Make People Better producer, and moderator Robert J. Howell, Yasser El-Sayed Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Rice University, on the pivotal role of genetic research in shaping the future of healthcare and its implications for individuals and communities in China, the United States, and beyond.

The documentary Make People Better explores cutting-edge genetic and biotechnological developments in China, examining the 2018 case of biophysicist He Jiankui who created the first genetically edited human babies in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. Exploring the landscape of genetic research, personalized medicine, and ethical considerations, the documentary provides a rare and comprehensive look into China's role in advancing the frontiers of genomic science.

The screening will be followed by a conversation with Samira Kiani, geneticist and Make People Better producer, and moderator Robert J. Howell, Yasser El-Sayed Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Rice University, on the pivotal role of genetic research in shaping the future of healthcare and its implications for individuals and communities in China, the United States, and beyond.

WHEN

WHERE

Asia Society Texas Center
1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX 77004, USA
https://asiasociety.org/texas/events/film-screening-make-people-better-and-discussion-producer-samira-kiani

TICKET INFO

$10; free registration for AST members.

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