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Who's afraid of designer babies?

Cousins, Sean and Anderson, Kevin 2004 Who's afraid of designer babies?, video recording, Lindfield N.S.W., Film Australia.

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Title Who's afraid of designer babies?
Creator(s) Cousins, Sean
Anderson, Kevin
Contributor(s) Wright, Tony
Ward, Rachel
Menzies, Stuart
Year presented 2004
Year created 2003
Publisher Film Australia
Place of publication Lindfield N.S.W.
Description of moving image 1 videocassette (VHS) (ca. 55 min.) : sd., col.
Keyword(s) Genetic engineering -- Australia
Genetic engineering -- Moral and ethical aspects
Fertilization in vitro, Human -- New South Wales
Fertilization in vitro, Human -- Moral and ethical aspects
Heredity, Human
Human reproductive technology -- New South Wales -- Sydney
Human reproductive technology -- Moral and ethical aspects
Human genetics -- Moral and ethical aspects
Summary Australian scientists in Sydney made medical history by creating a life-saving brother for a child with an incurable genetic disease. Features the case of a Tasmanian couple who, with their help, have this life-saving baby, at their third try. The pioneering IVF treatment, which is legal only in N.S.W., hit the news headlines, sparking an ethical storm. Examines the moral and ethical issues that genetic manipulation raises, including the potential uses and misuses of genetic technology. Raises also the spectre of an extreme form of eugenics, as seen in the World War II Nazi push to create a master race through human genetics. Some view eugenics as another form of PGD. Presents the diverse views of eminent ethicists and the Catholic Church, world wide.
Notes FILM FESTIVALS : Scinema Festival of Science Film August 13 2005.

TELEVISION SCREENINGS : SBS September 30 2004, National Geographic Channel November 26 & 27 2006, SBS October 19 2007, SBS October 9 2008.

Writer & director, Sean Cousins ; producers, Tony Wright & Stuart Menzies

Narrator: Rachel Ward.

Kevin Anderson: Cinematographer. Also available as 1 videodisc (ca. 54 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/‚Äč4 in.

Language eng
Field of Research 060403 Developmental Genetics (incl Sex Determination)
HERDC Research category J1 Major original creative work
ERA Research output type JR1 Recorded or Rendered Creative Works - Film, Video
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30016219

Document type: Moving Image
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
 
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