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Who's Afraid of Designer Babies? [electronic resource]: The Ethics of Genetic Screening

ABC International
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
PGD, or pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, allows doctors and parents to screen brand-new embryos for genetic diseases. This program illustrates the PGD process and what it implies-from lifesaving medical solutions to what many see as the Nazi-esque disposal of life. The experiences of couples considering or undergoing PGD are featured-including the story of Leanne and Stephen, who ignited controversy in Australia by screening for a son who could donate blood to his ailing older brother. Interviews with bioethics experts, including Oxford professor Julian Savulescu and Dr. Francis Fukuyama of Johns Hopkins University, elucidate both sides of the debate.
Release Date
2006
Run Time
54 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Oct. 25, 2006.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
ethics of genetic screening
Contents
  • Science and Making Babies (3:47)
  • Genetic Engineering (3:58)
  • Genetic Engineering and Ethics (5:30)
  • Opposition to Genetic Engineering (2:41)
  • Embryonic Genetic Analysis (4:51)
  • Regulations and Designer Babies (5:49)
  • Selective Breeding: Eugenics (4:51)
  • Embryo Match (7:16)
  • Media Coverage and Ethical Dilemmas (4:11)
  • Genetic Enhancement (6:03)
  • Success of Genetic Engineering (1:31)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2004.
Publisher no.
36105 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (54 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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