Horizon: Who's Afraid of Designer Babies?

Director: BBC
Year: 2005
Country: UK
Duration: 52 mins
Rating: N/A

Filed under: Eugenics and Genetic Enhancement, Documentary

What is a 'designer baby' and can we really make one today? This documentary aims to cut through the hype and distortions to get at the truth. The film looks at three techniques often linked to alarmist headlines about designer babies: preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), gene therapy and cloning. The film asks if any of these technologies will really give us the ability to hand-pick the genes of our children. (Aired BBC Two, 24 February 2005)

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