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Cut + Paste

Cut + Paste

Discover the building blocks of life

Coming soon

We weren't able to open this pop-up exhibition as planned back in March 2020, but we're now getting ready to welcome you safely back to the Crick.

We're making plans to open to visitors in Autumn 2020 and we can't wait to see you. Watch this space for more information about visiting Cut + Paste.

Exhibition details

  • Event name: Cut + Paste
  • Start date:
  • End date:
  • Entry type Free pop-up exhibition
  • Location The Francis Crick Institute
  • Opening times
    Today: Full opening times
    1. Monday: Closed
    2. Tuesday: Closed
    3. Wednesday: Closed
    4. Thursday: Closed
    5. Friday: Closed
    6. Saturday: Closed
    7. Sunday: Closed

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If you could, would you edit your DNA? To treat disease, or to enhance your body? Which diseases should we try to cure, and who decides?

Where would you draw the line?

We want to know. Take part in Cut + Paste, our new pop-up exhibition exploring these big questions. We'll be starting conversations about genome editing, a technology that allows scientists to change DNA. Your thoughts will contribute to our plans for a larger genome editing exhibition at the Crick in 2021. 

New tools are changing how science is done at places like the Crick, allowing researchers to explore how we grow and develop, to learn about disease and to understand and change the world around us. 

The technology raises many important questions for humanity, so everyone should have a chance to have their say.

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