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What should be done with human embryos?

Series : Science en conscience

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  00:26:00  2002  Color  Sound

In-vitro fertilization produces extra embryos which are frozen, then preserved, and eventually destroyed. The bioethics law of 1994 prohibited the use of these embryos for biological research. A dozen members of the national Consultative Committee for ethics in the health and life sciences present their views on the question: Are these embryos simple cell cultures or are they human beings in the making and thus deserving of respect? This problematic issue was raised again recently by the need to carry out stem-cell research.
Finally, in January 2002, the bioethics laws were revised and researchers were allowed access to the extra embryos.

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Audiovisual processPrises de vues réelles. Utilisation d'extraits de films ("The human body", BBC) et de microcinéma (ovocytes et embryons).
Commentaire voix off et interventions en son direct. Musique originale (Olivier Adelen).
PersonnalitiesVIVILLE Stéphane(Unité fonctionnelle de diagnostic préimplantatoire, Schiltigheim); SEVE Lucien; SICARD Didier; COLLANGE Jean-François; ATLAN Henri; PELLERIN Denys; LE DOUARIN Nicole(CNRS, Institut d'embryologie cellulaire et moléculaire, Nogent-sur-Marne); KAHN Axel(INSERM); LEPESANT Jean-Antoine; GLUCKMAN Eliane
Date of broadcasting10/2002 (France 5)
Rediffusions2004/06/22 (France 5)   2004/09/14 (France 5)   2004/12/21 (France 3 Normandie)   2005/06/14 (France 5)   2005/10/11 (France 5)   2006/01/17 (France 5)   2006/04/25 (France 5)   2006/10/17 (France 5)   2007/07/10 (France 5)   2005/06/06 (France 5)  
Rewards9ème festival international du film de santé d'Aurillac, janvier 2003 : prix spécial du jury.
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Medecine

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Item No.1035
PublicLarge audience
Original SupportDigital Beta
VersionFrench
DistributionSale (institutionnal use)
Delivery supportBeta SP
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