Netflix’s ‘Unnatural Selection’ Trailer Makes Crispr Personal

October 9, 2019

(Wired) – Odds are, if you’re like most Americans, you probably first came across the most significant scientific discovery of the 21st century in a passing moment onscreen. Perhaps you saw a mutagenic bioweapon unleash a trio of monsters on the city of Chicago in last year’s Rampage. Or you watched as a scientist made a man part-abalone, giving him supermollusk strength and unbreakable skin, in 2016’s Luke Cage. The tool used in both, known as Crispr, has been steadily creeping into mainstream pop culture, injecting new genetic engineering twists into speculative fiction. But the true story of Crispr, while less fantastical, is no less dramatic.