Bitter Inheritance

Director: BBC
Year: 2002
Country: UK
Duration: 40 mins
Rating: N/A

Filed under: Human Genetics, Documentary

"The third of a five-part series documenting the dilemmas faced by families with genetic diseases. In this film, an inherited disorder prevents a woman from carrying a baby to term. (Aired BBC Two, 24 January 2002, 21:50) A 50-year-old man undergoes a pioneering treatment for Gorlin syndrome, a genetic condition which has caused his face to be eaten away by cancer and is now threatening his sight. (Aired BBC Two, 31 January 2002, 21:50)"

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