How to build a human: Part 1: Creation Imprint

Director: BBC
Year: 2002
Country: UK
Duration: 50 mins
Rating: N/A
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Filed under: Human Cloning, Documentary

The first in a four-part series of films looking at the origins of human life and the way in which our increasing understanding of genetics may affect this in the future. This part looks at the role cloned organs might play in helping repair damage the human body has suffered. One man featured is confined to a wheelchair following spinal injury. He hopes that cells can be cloned to repair his spine. The process involves taking cells from this man's body and inserting them into an egg from which the nucleus has been removed. The film also considers the case of a family who want to clone a child to replace a deceased daughter - this gives rise to a discussion about cloning and individuality. The documentary includes detailed film of the cloning procedure.

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