Made in a Lab


Discussion on in-vitro fertilisation.

SKU: 1176
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Producer: Granada Television.
Year Produced: 1987
Running time: 60 minutes
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Clinicians and research doctors discuss in-vitro fertilisation (test-tube babies) and experiments with early human embryos. The thinking behind the current voluntary regulation of IVF is explored, as is the proposed legislation to protect human embryos and regulate their use. Among those taking part are journalist George Gale; Catholic priest Father Kevin Kelly; Professor Ian Craft, director of fertility and obstetric studies at London’s Wellington Hospital, and the late Dr Patrick Steptoe, the doctor responsible for bringing the world’s first test-tube baby to birth.
This film is of historical interest and reflects the cultural attitudes, medical procedures and language of the time it was made. But the issues raised are timeless.

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