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Title Who's afraid of designer babies? [videorecording] / writer & director, Sean Cousins ; producers, Tony Wright & Stuart Menzies.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 videodisc (ca. 54 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Storyline Australia
Storyline Australia (Television program)
Notes Off-air recording of the SBS-TV program broadcast 30/09/04. Copied under Part 5A of the Copyright Act 1968.
Colour recording system: PAL ; Region all.
Produced in association with SBS Independent.
Credits Editor, Tony Stevens; additional narration writing, Steve Westh.
Performers Narrator, Rachel Ward.
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.
Original Version First released: [Lindfield, N.S.W.] : Film Australia in association with December Films, c2004.
System notes DVD. off-air
Other author Cousins, Sean.
Menzies, Stuart.
Wright, Tony.
Stevens, Tony.
Ward, Rachel, 1957-
SBS Independent.
Subject 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