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Tracked down by our genes

Author: Dissidents (Firm)
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : First Run/Icarus Films, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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(Producer) Shows how the scientific breakthrough of the Human Genome Project has ushered in a new age of genetic awareness, with hundreds of companies offering tests to determine ancestry, paternity, and hereditary diseases. In addition to such benefits, however, there is increasing concern about the potential abuse of this scientific knowledge, such as the national databases of genetic information on millions of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Documentary television programs
Science television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentary
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Dissidents (Firm)
OCLC Number: 228567685
Language Note: In English and French, with English subtitles. Closed captioned.
Credits: Edited by Marion Chataing ; music composer, Jérôme Coullet ; adaptation, translations, English version, Simon John, SUB-TIL, Anne Fox.
Performer(s): Narrator, Simon John.
Description: 1 DVD-video (53 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: DNA heritage --
Genetic awareness --
Genetic anthropology --
Forensic science --
Racial profiling --
Genetic rights --
Legal challenge.
Responsibility: Dissidents, with the participation of France 5.

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(Producer) Shows how the scientific breakthrough of the Human Genome Project has ushered in a new age of genetic awareness, with hundreds of companies offering tests to determine ancestry, paternity, and hereditary diseases. In addition to such benefits, however, there is increasing concern about the potential abuse of this scientific knowledge, such as the national databases of genetic information on millions of individuals being used in forensic investigations by police departments worldwide.

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Tracked Down by Our Genes

(EMRO user published 2008-08-06 ) Very Good Permalink
Initially, the members of a genealogy club in central France are enthusiastic about having genetic testing done by an American graduate student to determine their ancestry. That enthusiasm turns to concern when the director Phillipe Borrel discovers that their genetic information has been shared with...
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