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Program 1: WHO GETS TO KNOW?
When it come to genetic testing, how much should a patient be told? If the news is bad, who else should the patient inform? And could - or should - such privileged information be made available to employers, insurance companies and others? From ethical dilemmas that cut to the heart of personal relationships to practical consequences that can determine life choices, Who Gets to Know? moderated by Harvard Law School's Arthur Miller, offers a compelling discourse on the far-reaching ethical, social, legal and economic implication of genetic testing.

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Program 2: MAKING BETTER BABIES
How far should people be allowed to go in trying to have better babies? And whose definition of "better" should prevail? Moderated by NBC's John Hockenberry, Making Better Babies examines the thorny issues of selecting our children's genes and illuminates the provocative future of prenatal genetic testing and the individual and societal dilemmas it will raise.

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Program 3: GENES ON TRIAL
Could genetic research stigmatize people who carry a "bad" gene? Could their behavior actually be determined by that gene? If so, then just how free is free will? Moderated by Harvard Law School professor Charles Ogletree, Genes on Trial explores challenging questions about the social, ethical and legal quandries surrounding genetic research.

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