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In Our Own Image

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With recent advances in genetic and reproductive technology, couples can now rely on science to avoid giving birth to children with various genetic conditions. Explores the medical and ethical dilemmas that two couples face as they plan the birth of a child who may inherit their own genetic condition (dwarfism in one case, cystic fibrosis in the other). Bioethicists question the use of technology to ensure parents give birth only to a healthy child. NOTE: Includes footage of a baby being born via Caesarian section.

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