OGI’s The Facts Behind the Fiction and ReGenesis: Science & Society
Engineered viruses ravaging bodies. Pandemics threatening the lives of millions. Dormant genetic diseases unexpectedly - and tragically - awakening. Scientists seeking to protect humanity through discovery, mindful of the risks of misadventure.
These are just a few of the many exciting stories in ReGenesis, an award-winning Canadian TV science drama series, now on DVD, which ran for four seasons in Canada and is now showing in over 100 countries. The series revolves around the scientists at NorBAC (North American Biotechnology Advisory Commission), a fictional organization based in Toronto and led by a world-renowned molecular biologist, Dr. David Sandström (Peter Outerbridge).
OGI has worked with Shaftesbury Films, makers of ReGenesis, to publish The Facts Behind the Fiction (see below), consisting of fact sheets that explore the science – what’s genuine, what’s plausible, what’s unknown or unlikely – for each episode, allowing viewers to be engaged, entertained, and informed.
And starting with episodes in season 3, OGI introduced an additional on-line educational series, ReGenesis: Science & Society (see below), which explores some of the many ethical and social issues that the show raises, providing food for thought about the effects of cutting-edge science on society.
See a video podcast about the show and OGI’s partnership with its creators here (*requires QuickTime).
Read The Facts Behind the Fiction and Science & Society by clicking on a season below: