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For Spares or Repair

Synopsis
Examines how the field of genetics has been radically altered by the successful cloning of Dolly the sheep. Looks at the possibility of growing organs outside of the body for spare-part surgery, and also at the moral and philosophical questions raised by the seeming inevitability of human cloning. Discusses ideas of a ‘Frankenstein’ future and the real implications of our ever-greater control over mortality. Features Lord Winston and Professor Robert Edwards.
Series
Edge, The: Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 30 min.
Year of production
2000
Availability
Sale; 2000 sale: £30.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Biology
Keywords
cloning; genetic engineering

Production Company

Name

Infonation

Email
mail@infonation.org.uk
Web
http://www.infonation.org.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7598 0273
Fax
020 7370 1082
Address
272a Earls Court Road
London
SW5 9AS

Sponsor

Name

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Distributor

Name

London Television Service

Email
lts@londontv.com
Web
http://www.londontv.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7434 1121
Fax
020 7734 0619
Address
21-25 St Anne’s Court
London
W1V 3AW

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