Fifth edition InScience focuses on Genetically Modified Organisms

Genetically Modified Organisms It is going fast with CRISPR-Cas: one of the most important scientific breakthroughs of the past decades. The news about Chinese researcher He has shocked many by claiming to have altered the genomes of a twin to make them resistant to infection by HIV. It initiated a firestorm of criticism, mostly within the scientific world itself. Opinions on what is and what is not ethically are shifting over time. Scientific research always offers new perspectives, making possible what was previously unthinkable. InScience shows the discussion around the developments and zooms in on the possibilities, the dangers and dilemma's of this fast developing technology.   Program InScience 2019 InScience shows the best science films that have been released worldwide this year, international top scientists share their newest insights and an extensive education program encourages students to see the difference between fact and fiction. Present at the festival will be astronomer Heino Falcke (Radboud University) about his research about black holes, the young Canadian researcher Britt Wray, about the re-design of existing natural biological systems and geneticist Han Brunner (Radboud University) about the application of cutting-edge genomic technologies to discover the causes of genetic diseases.   Competition program The best films from the main program of InScience are competing for the NTR Audience Award. For the first time, InScience hands out the InScience Jury Award, to the best science film, chosen by a professional jury. InScience also has a Student Award. The full program will be announced on the 17th of October.   Education program InScience selects special science films and creates learning material for primary and secundary education. There is also an educational program for higher education. During the special junior opening of the festival the Klokhuis Science Award will be reached out.   InScience is the biggest science film festival in The Netherlands about film, science and art. The program consists of science films, debates, an education program and art exhibitions. The fourth edition of the festival will take place from the 6th of November until the 10th of November in LUX Nijmegen (the Netherlands).   Read more about InScience 2019.