Making Better Babies: Genetics and Reproduction (2002)
Producer: Fred Friendly Seminars at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in association with Thirteen/WNET in New York
"How far should people be allowed to go in trying to have better babies? And whose definition of "better" should prevail? This Fred Friendly Seminar moderated by Dateline NBC correspondent John Hockenberry considers the ethical dilemmas facing individuals and society that grow out of prenatal testing and genetic options that may be available in the future -- such as cloning. Panelists include Francis Collins, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute; ABC journalist Meredith Vieira; Princeton University's Lee Silver, author of Remaking Eden: How Genetic Engineering and Cloning Will Transform the American Family; [description from the FHS website] An 18 page viewer's guide to the television series developed by the American Museum of Natural History is available. The guide includes preparation suggestions; a synopsis of the scenarios in each program; discussion questions for pre- and post-viewing; and strategies, real-life case studies, and extension projects to develop and continue the dialogue. More resources are online at http://www.pbs.org/fredfriendly/ourgenes.
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