If...Cloning Could Cure Us

Director: (Series Editor) Mary Downes
Year: 2004
Country: UK
Rating: N/A
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Filed under: Human Cloning, Documentary

"It is 2014. A climbing accident has left 28-year-old Andrew Holland paralysed from the waist down. Celebrated researcher Dr Alex Douglas wants to inject stem cells into Andrew's spine, to regenerate his spinal cord. Leading scientists and experts, such as Suzi Leather, head of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, and pro-life campaigner Josephine Quintavalle, expand on the arguments. A studio debate follows immediately after on BBC Two's Newsnight, chaired by Jeremy Paxman. With John Harris, professor of bioethics at Manchester University, Sue Mayer, director of Genewatch Uk, Dr. Donald Bruce of the Church of Scotland, Andrew Slorance, broadcaster and journalist. (Aired BBC Two, 16 December 2004, 21:00)"

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