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My Genes Speak for Me [electronic resource]: Reconciling Nature and Nurture

Doc en Stock (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Conceived with the help of a Nobel Prize-winning sperm donor, a baby girl blossoms into a gifted, highly intelligent woman. Does her talent come solely from heredity? What about the case of female twins, separated at birth, who exhibit astonishing similarities in habit and behavior when they meet later in life? This film explores the possibility that genetics and environment are not diametrically opposed when it comes to human development - instead, the program asserts, they should be seen as complementary. Other case studies involve fatal nutritional disorders that are passed from one generation to the next, as well as Tay-Sachs disease, the genetic disorder notorious for its impact on one particular ethnic group, the Ashkenazi Jewish community. A timely analysis of lingering, problematic assumptions - those that support genetic determinism and those that focus solely on parental or societal roles in shaping human life.
Release Date
2007
Run Time
45 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
10 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on January 27, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Reconciling Nature and Nurture
Contents
  • Genetics: Tay-Sachs Disease (3:47)
  • Gene Sequencing (1:56)
  • Genetic Roots of Anorexia (2:24)
  • Eating Disorders and Genetics (2:36)
  • Primate Behavior: Nature vs. Nurture (2:06)
  • Twins Separated at Birth (6:51)
  • Human Genome: Mental Disorders (2:42)
  • Genetics and Longevity (1:51)
  • Genetics and Fidelity (2:17)
  • Sperm Donor Baby (5:02)
  • Sperm Donor Babies: Nature vs. Nurture (3:06)
  • Sperm Bank Industry and Customization of Baby Characteristics (2:30)
  • Choosing Embryos (3:01)
  • Genetic Choices and the Perfect Child (1:56)
  • Credits: My Genes Speak for Me: Reconciling Nature and Nurture (0:39)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2007.
Publisher no.
50122 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (45 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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