Free screening: 15 March 2016, 18:00 – 20:45
The 1997 ﬁlm GATTACA explores a world where everyone’s complete genetic information is routinely available. Most births are of people selected with desirable traits while those who are born by chance are discriminated against. With our scientiﬁc advances in recent times, could this ﬁction soon become reality? Join Dr Jonathan Pettitt (University of Aberdeen), who will discuss the scientiﬁc concepts explored by the ﬁlm and place them in the context of our current understanding of genetics then sit back, relax and enjoy the and enjoy the movie..
This event is supported by the Genetics Society and is part of British Science Week 2016. You can see the full programme of events here.
British Science Week is the UK’s annual celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, led by the British Science Association. Check out our Facebook page and our #BSW16ABDN hashtag on Twitter for updates and surprises throughout the week.
For free admission, please book via the Belmont Filmhouse box office either by phone (01224 343500) or in person.