"From Controversy to Cure: Inside the Cambridge Biotech Boom" documentary

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Huntington Hall (10-250), 10-250

The MIT community is invited to an exclusive documentary screening event.

From Controversy to Cure:
Inside the Cambridge Biotech Boom

In the summer of 1977, a contentious debate about genetic engineering erupted in the city of Cambridge, pitting scientist against scientist and citizen against citizen. Join us for the story of how the unlikely mix of science and engineering, politics, the space race, and urban renewal transformed Kendall Square into the Biotechnology Capital of the World.

The screening will be followed by a conversation with biotech pioneer and Institute Professor Phillip Sharp and documentary producer Joe McMaster of MIT Video Productions.

Free. Please register via Eventbrite.

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