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Genetic Engineering

Synopsis
Genetic engineering may be one of the greatest breakthroughs in recent history, however, with scientific advancements new ethical issues are raised, forcing us to ask not how, but if we should push genetic research to its absolute limit. This programme looks at the possible benefits of genetic engineering, such as the curing of hereditary diseases and the creation of better, more efficient crops. It also explores the potential issues that arise with this new technology - the questionable morality of cloning, and the controversy that surrounds stem-cell research. Both secular and religious perspectives on the morality of intervening in nature at the most fundamental level. are put forward.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2011
Year of production
2010
Subjects
Philosophy; Religious studies
Keywords
ethical issues; legal issues; medical ethics; religious belief and practice

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£49.00 (DVD), £20.00 (1 Year Digital Licence), £49.00 (3 Year Digital Licence)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
20 minutes
Year
2011

Production Company

Name

Classroom Video

Notes
Classroom Video ceased trading in January 2015. Some of their assets including the streaming platform and our curriculum content have been acquired by ClickView. Around 160 DVD titles are available (or will be made available) through Boulton-Hawker.

Distributor

Name

Classroom Video

Notes
NB Classroom Video ceased trading in January 2015. Potential customers are directed to DVD sales enquiries are directed to sales@boultonhawker.co.uk and are asked to note that not all third party, or proprietary content which includes videos produced by VEA, Classroom Video, Online Classroom and Training Point will be available from Boulton Hawker. Streaming customers are asked to be aware that: All current licences will remain active for the duration of their license period (including embed links and clips that you have created) No streaming licence can be renewed after the existing license period has lapsed Classroom Video’s parent company VEA will manage existing streaming licences from a technical and administrative perspective. For all enquiries please contact support@vea.com.au

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