The Cline Affair (1982)

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  • Featuring

    Peter Wilson

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year


  • Type


  • Category

    Non Fiction


Documentary on the first recorded instance of genetic engineering being carried out on a human, when in 1980, Dr. Martin Cline from Los Angeles operated on a 21 year old Israeli girl in Jerusalem to renew her defective blood system by implanting human genes. The programme examines the difficult ethical and moral questions surrounding the field of genetic manipulation and looks at the future of gene therapy

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