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Genes on trial : genetics, behavior, and the law

Author: Charles J Ogletree; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©2003.
Series: Fred Friendly Seminars collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Could genetic research stigmatize people who carry a "bad" gene? Could the behavior actually be determined by that gene? If so, then just how free is free will? Moderated by Harvard Law School's Charles Ogletree, this Fred Friendly Seminar scrutinizes social, ethical, and legal issues involving genetic research into undesirable traits such as addiction to alcohol by exploring the relationship between the genetic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Educational television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Charles J Ogletree; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 51625412
Credits: Executive producer, Richard Kilberg ; editor, Lars Woodruffe ; composer, Sean Lee.
Performer(s): Panelists: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer; journalist Gwen Ifill, managing editor of Washington week in review; high-profile attorney Johnnie Cochran, Jr.; Alan McGowan, president of the Gene Media Forum; Patricia King, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law, Medicine, Ethics, and Public Policy at the Georgetown University Law Center; and David Goldman, chief of the Laboratory of Neurogenetics at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
Description: 1 videodisc : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Series Title: Fred Friendly Seminars collection.
Other Titles: Our genes/our choices
Responsibility: a production of Fred Friendly Seminars at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in association with Thirteen/WNET New York.

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Could genetic research stigmatize people who carry a "bad" gene? Could the behavior actually be determined by that gene? If so, then just how free is free will? Moderated by Harvard Law School's Charles Ogletree, this Fred Friendly Seminar scrutinizes social, ethical, and legal issues involving genetic research into undesirable traits such as addiction to alcohol by exploring the relationship between the genetic basis for addiction and the limits of personal responsibility.

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