DIR: BILL HANEY // 2023
In this inspiring film, delve into the extraordinary life of Nobel Laureate Dr. Phillip A. Sharp and his pioneering discovery of RNA splicing, which sparked the biotech revolution that continues to shape our world today. From his humble beginnings in Kentucky to his groundbreaking research at MIT, we follow Dr. Sharp's journey and the trailblazing scientists who, against all odds, revolutionized the biotech industry.
UNLOCKING RNA takes you on an awe-inspiring journey through the birth and proliferation of a movement that has saved countless lives and whose headquarters remain in Kendall Square, at the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts – known as the most innovative square mile on the planet.
With the world now experiencing the life-saving benefits of mRNA technology through COVID-19 vaccines and dozens of other lesser-known therapies, the time has come to tell the full story of the remarkable work and key players that paved the way for this groundbreaking revolution. Join us on a remarkable journey of discovery and celebrate the remarkable achievements of American biotech innovation.
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