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Clone [electronic resource]

National Geographic Television & Film
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Even as some governments and activists work to prevent human cloning, it can be assumed that, in a laboratory somewhere on this planet, scientists are moving closer to cloning a human being. This program offers an extraordinary and at times unsettling look at rapid advances in what is perhaps the most controversial area of genetic science. Both sides of the ethical debate over cloning are presented, along with issues such as the unauthorized cloning of celebrities, the possibility of "farming" body parts to treat disease and disability, and the use of cloning to preserve endangered species.
Release Date
2010
Run Time
53 min.
Language
English
Rating
12 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 15, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Contents
  • Welcome to the Clone Age (2:08)
  • Cloning for Replacement Organs (3:10)
  • Therapeutic Cloning: Two Viewpoints (3:03)
  • Pig Cloning Research (3:04)
  • Early Cloning Research (2:04)
  • Is It Time for Human Cloning? (3:04)
  • How Are Clones Different? (2:20)
  • Modern Clone Age Family (1:58)
  • Dangers of Human Modification (1:36)
  • Potential Benefit of Cloning (3:39)
  • Building a Better Chicken (3:09)
  • Pet Cloning (3:00)
  • Real Life Jurassic Park (2:53)
  • Role of Cloning in Conservation (3:19)
  • Organ Transplant Research Program (1:37)
  • Therapeutic Cloning Options (1:58)
  • Cloning: Central Nervous System Repair (1:34)
  • Therapeutic Cloning: Immune System Restoration (3:05)
  • Debate over Therapeutic Cloning (3:49)
  • How Close are Human Clones? (1:50)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2003.
Publisher no.
40746 Films Media Group
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Description
1 streaming video file (53 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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