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From the cell to the organism, from the molecule to the ecosystem, life abounds... Biology has observed this fascinating nature in order to understand and control it.


Today, life engineers want to create new organisms. This is the challenge of synthetic biology. This techno-science, or biology 2.0, promises to solve our health, environmental and energy problems... Is this the ultimate industrial revolution? Can we rewrite the book of life, program it and use it like a machine?


The leading researchers and stars of synthetic biology open the doors to their ecosystems, from the snowy forests of Canada to the Brazilian countryside, from the Sierra Nevada mountains to European cities and Californian beaches... Along this scientific road-movie, we uncover what nature could never have done - the biology of tomorrow.

  • Episode 1: Making Evolution Evolve
  • Episode 2: Engineering Life
  • Episode 3: What Nature Would Never Have Made

Direction: Charles-Antoine de Rouvre & Jérôme Scemla

Production: La Compagnie des Taxi-Brousse & Fact+Film pour France Télévisions

Languages: French, English

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