Unnatural Selection

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From eradicating disease to selecting a child’s traits, gene editing gives humans the chance to hack biology. Meet the real people behind the science.
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From eradicating disease to selecting a child’s traits, gene editing gives humans the chance to hack biology. Meet the real people behind the science.

Original Release

10/18/2019 on Netflix

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Cast

David Ishee Self - Biohacker
Jackson Kennedy Self (Leber's Congenital Amaurosis)
Tristan Roberts Self (HIV Positive)
Mary Ann Higgins Self - Jackson's Mother
Jeffrey Kahn Self - Bioethicist (as Dr. Jeffrey Khan)
Aaron Traywick Self - CEO, Ascendance
Mac Davis Self - Ascendance Labs
Josiah Zayner Self - Biophysicist (Dr. Josiah Zayner)
Kevin Esvelt Self - Evolutionary Engineer
Dirk Higgins Self - Jackson's Step Father
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Cut, Paste, Life Friday, 18 October 2019
2 The First to Try Friday, 18 October 2019
3 Changing an Entire Species Friday, 18 October 2019
4 Our Next Generation Friday, 18 October 2019

Directors

Joe Egender, Leeor Kaufman

Cast

David Ishee Self - Biohacker
Jackson Kennedy Self (Leber's Congenital Amaurosis)
Tristan Roberts Self (HIV Positive)
Mary Ann Higgins Self - Jackson's Mother
Jeffrey Kahn Self - Bioethicist (as Dr. Jeffrey Khan)
Aaron Traywick Self - CEO, Ascendance
Mac Davis Self - Ascendance Labs
Josiah Zayner Self - Biophysicist (Dr. Josiah Zayner)
Kevin Esvelt Self - Evolutionary Engineer
Dirk Higgins Self - Jackson's Step Father
Dana Perls Self - Friends of the Earth
Preston Estep III Self - Geneticist (as Dr. Preston Estep)
Jiankui He Self (archive footage) (as He Jiankui)
Juan Carlos Izpisúa Belmonte Self - Developmental Biologist (as Prof. Juan Izpisua Belmonte)
Ralph Abraham Self (archive footage)
Sarah Montague Self (archive footage)
Kevin Esvelt Self - Evolutionary Engineer (as Dr. Kevin Esvelt)
Barbara Comstock Self (archive footage)
Josiah Zayner Self - Biophysicist (as Dr. Josiah Zayner)
Kristen Dahlgren Self (archive footage)

Producers

Brandon Hill Executive Producer
Joe Egender Executive Producer
Shaul Schwarz Executive Producer
Christina Clusiau Executive Producer
Christian Thompson Executive Producer
Leeor Kaufman Executive Producer
Melissa Narvaez Producer
Chris Sandstrom Producer

Editors

Bill Sebastian, Connor Kalista, James Morrison, Mohamed Elsafty

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