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Novo Science, in conjunction with SciScreen and the British Science Association Edinburgh. In of The Planet of learned about a gene therapy, delivered by a virus, in order to cure Alzheimer’s disease. A side-effect was that the apes become more intelligent. In ‘Dawn of The Planet of Apes’, we discover that the same ape-enhancing virus is lethal to humans and has wiped out most of humanity. Hear about examples of current infections that can alter brain function, viruses that could wipe out 90% of humanity and the potential for gene therapy to cure many current diseases.” The virus described, which is capable of killing 90% of those infected, was Ebola virus, which turned out to be very topical, given the tragic outbreak in Western Africa, at that time.