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Who is opposed to human cloning?

Series : Science en conscience

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  00:26:00  2002  Color  Sound

Eight members of the national Consultative Committee for ethics in the medical and life sciences present their views on human cloning. They include biologists and doctors, along with a philosopher, an anthropologist, a Jesuit priest, and a Protestant theologian.
Jean-Paul Renard, a biologist from INRA, summarizes the state of laboratory research. The techniques for cloning mammals (mice, cows, etc.) are still far from satisfactory and the percentage of failures is very high. Human reproductive cloning would certainly generate serious social and psychological problems and is condemned by many countries.
On the other hand, human cloning for medical purposes has its defenders. This technique makes it possible to obtain stem-cells, characterized by their capacity to differentiate and to produce skin, nerve, muscle, and other cells. But this research would use great quantities of oocytes, and risks being taken over by commercial interests.

Audiovisual processPrises de vues réelles. Utilisation d'extraits de films (Journal télévisé de France 2, naissance de la brebis clonée Dolly le 25 février 1997) et de microcinéma.
Commentaire voix off et interventions en son direct. Musique originale (Olivier Adelen).
Date of broadcasting10/2002 (France 5)
Rediffusions2004/06/29 (France 5)   2004/09/21 (France 5)   2004/12/28 (France 5)   2005/06/21 (France 5)   2005/10/18 (France 5)   2006/01/24 (France 5)   2006/05/02 (France 5)   2006/10/24 (France 5)   2007/07/17 (France 5)  




Cloning ; Ethics ; Stem cell

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Item No.1036
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