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Cut + Paste exhibition

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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 new exhibition, Cut + Paste, and think about these questions, ask your own, and have your say.

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Opening times:

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  1. Sun Closed
  2. Mon Closed
  3. Tue Closed
  4. Wed 10:00 - 20:00
  5. Thu 10:00 - 16:00
  6. Fri 10:00 - 16:00
  7. Sat 10:00 - 16:00

Plan your visit

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

You should allow at least 30-45 minutes to go through the whole exhibition.

There is level access throughout the exhibition. 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.

Accessible tours

We hold monthly BSL and audio-described tours. These tours have limited spaces available, so please book in advance to avoid disappointment. To book on to a tour please email and a member of the team will confirm your booking.

The audio-described tours will be held on:

  • Friday 17 March at 14:00 
  • Saturday 22 April at 14:00
  • Friday 5 May at 14:00
  • Saturday 10 June at 14:00

BSL tours will start in April, and we will publish dates and times on this page soon.



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