(as of May 15,2021 05:51:26 UTC – Details)
This program comes to grips with the ethical issues raised by one of the most contentious areas of contemporary science: embryonic stem cell research. A range of viewpoints are presented, and speakers include: Professor Alan Trounson, prominent stem cell scientist; Father Norman Ford, an ethics commentator; Patients with life-threatening medical conditions. They clearly explain what they believe the important issues to be, and the reasons for their viewpoints. Each section is introduced with relevant facts explained in simple terms. Also includes two segments exploring moral/ethical questions raised by related areas of medical science, IVF, genetic testing of IVF embryos (known as PGD, or pre-implementation genetic diagnosis).