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  1. Child gender test devised (1980)

    Genre
    News report; Interview; Vox pop

    Report on the invention of a new simple saliva test, devised by a Swiss company, All Marketing Ltd, which will enable parents to determine the gender of their child in advance of its birth and on the ethical...

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  2. Decision makers (1985)

    Genre
    Documentary; Interview

    Decision Makers, presented by Jo Andrews. Examines Enoch Powell’s controversial Unborn Children Protection Bill, designed to stop research on human embryos. With contributions from Enoch Powell; Robert...

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  3. Boy suffering from genetic brain disease (1988)

    Genre
    News report; Interview

    Nicky Broyd reports on the story of Peter Hynes, a Harlow schoolboy suffering from a rare genetic brain disease. Peter took a trip to America to meet doctors who are working towards a cure for his illness....

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  4. Screening of embryos for genetic disorders (1990)

    Genre
    Interview; News report

    Report on the success of doctors at Hammersmith Hospital, London in being able for the first time to screen embryos for inherited genetic disorders before implanting them and the ethical issues around the...

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