06th - 11th October 2016
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DNA dreams

Saturday 05th October 2013 from 15h45 to 17h15
Salle 1 / Auditorium


No vacancy - This film is also screened on Monday, October 7th at the UPMC ( Register here)



The day before the screening, the booking will be closed. Seats will be available at the theatre front desk. 

DNA Dreams

Directed by
Bregtje van der Haak
Written by
Bregtje van der Haak
Produced by
© VPRO - TimeDoc

Documentary, Netherlands, 2013, 54 min

The film follows Zhao Bowen, high school drop-out and leader of the Cognitive Genomics Group, who uses some of the most powerful computers in the world to analyze the DNA of 2,000 highly gifted children. His goal: to find the genetic basis of intelligence. At BGI’s cloning lab, his colleague Lin Lin produces pigs in all shapes and forms. Deeply in love with her work, Lin Lin feels ‘like a mother’ to the piglets that are conceived under her microscope. Some have been manipulated genetically to shine a fluorescent light in the dark. The documentary shows us some traces of a future that is already here and takes a closer look at ‘data driven science’ as a fundamental shift in the global production of knowledge.


Debate with :

  • Bregtje van der Haak , Director
  • Catherine Bourgain, In charge of research at the "Centre de Recherche Médecine, Sciences, Santé, Santé mentale, Société"
  • Daniel Vaiman, Researcher in the Unité Génomique, Epigénétique et Physiopathologie de la Reproduction - Inserm