Promise & Perils Of Biotechnology: Genetic Testing

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Producers: University of California, San Francisco, Zamacona Productions

Year: 1996

Format: DVD  Running time: 26 mins.

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Biotechnology has many wonder Biotechnology has many wonderful applications in medicine, testing for genetic disorders, curing and preventing disease, at the same time it raises ethical, legal and social issues. This moving documentary profiles a young woman being tested for Huntington Disease, and a family being treated for familial hypercholesterolemia, providing a framework for the discussion of these issues. It also explores the impact these inherited disorders are having on their lives.

From the series: Winding Your Way Through DNA. Other titles in the series include: On Becoming a Scientist and Stories From the Scientist.

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