FROM CONTROVERSY TO CURE
Inside the Cambridge Biotech Boom
In the summer of 1976, a contentious debate about genetic engineering erupted in the city of Cambridge, pitting scientist against scientist and citizen against citizen. Join us for the story of how the unlikely mix of science and engineering, politics, the space race, and urban renewal transformed Kendall Square into the 'biotechnology capital of the world'.
A film by MIT Video Productions,
a unit of MIT Open Learning
Producer/Director: Joe McMaster
Editor/Co-producer: Jean Dunoyer
Executive Producer: Larry Gallagher
This documentary was made possible through the generosity of Neil and Jane Pappalardo and the Sharp Charitable Trust.