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The hunt for our genetic past 

Genesis 2.0
Regissør: Christian Frei Maxim Arbugaev
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In Genesis 2.0 we follow Siberian hunters in search of animal carcasses buried in the Siberian permafrost. If only one living cell can be retrieved from here, the artificial reconstruction of the mammoth can become a reality.   

"God's word is still not perfect, but if we work together, we can make God perfect." 

This is just one of many provocative statements from one of the leaders of the Earth BioGenome Project, the largest ongoing project to decode the DNA structures of all living things.

The Chinese BioGenome laboratory is involved in one of the most complex and pioneering challenges in scientific research of our time: the complete digital copy of life itself. 3000 decoded genome structures per year is the goal, a goal that will be realized in the near future. The market price for a decoded genome is today at 1000 euros. Around 2 millions of individual copies have already been tested and archived. 

Christian Freis Genesis 2.0 – which has also received the Sundance Special Jury Award for international documentary – begins relatively cautiously with natural landscapes as a backdrop. But the social critique the film offers should. . .

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Wieczorek is a critic living in Paris.

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