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Designer Babies: The Dangers of Corporate Genetics

Imagine a future in which physical strength and assertiveness are the top-selling items on “baby menus.” This program explores that possibility and other frightening implications of market-driven genetic engineering. Showing how the government-funded Human Genome Project has become highly lucrative for pharmaceutical companies, the video examines cases of exploitative gene harvesting in Iceland and Peru, where isolated ethnic populations contain commercially valuable DNA. Interviews with prominent scientists and activists highlight the dangers of patenting genomic data and an absence of public discourse about artificial gene selection. (60 minutes)

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Item#: BVL35149
Copyright date: ©2005
DVD ISBN 978-1-4213-2862-1

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