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Cut + Paste exhibition

Cut + Paste is now closed

The exhibition closed in December 2023, but you can still take part online.

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If you could, would you edit your DNA? Which diseases should we try to cure, and who decides? Where would you draw the line?

New tools called genome editing technologies are changing how science is done in places like the Crick. They help scientists alter DNA more quickly, more easily and more accurately than ever before.

These tools have the potential to improve human health and the world around us, but they also bring up new important ethical questions and concerns.

Take part in our exhibition, Cut + Paste, and think about these questions, ask your own, and have your say.

Plan your visit

Cut + Paste was a free exhibition located in the Manby Gallery on the ground floor of the Francis Crick Institute.

There is level access throughout the exhibition space. Seating of various heights is positioned throughout the exhibition.

Full information on facilities, accessible resources, and accessible events and tours can be found on the Cut + Paste access information page.

The nearest train and underground station is King’s Cross St Pancras, which has step-free access. Additional information about getting to the Francis Crick Institute can be found on the getting here page.

It took 30-45 minutes to go through the whole exhibition.



Crick scientists and advisors to the exhibition
Robin Lovell-Badge, Güneş Taylor
Exhibition Manager
Hana Dethlefsen
Exhibition Officer
Lauren Treacher
Creative Producer
Ruth Garde
Design, build, audio visual
The Liminal Space
Access consultant
Katie Gonzalez-Bell