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Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, worrying about health insurance repercussions, faces a tough decision when program moderator Arthur Miller, in the role of her brother, asks her whether he should take a genetic test to determine if he has a predisposition toward cancer.
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Worrying about the implications of his genetic test results, program moderator Arthur Miller asks Denise Rodgers, M.D., in the role of his doctor, to hand over all his medical records.
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What's all the fuss about with genetic tests? Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Paul Miller debate whether genetic tests are different from other medical tests.
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ABC senior legal correspondent Cynthia McFadden interviews Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, in the role of a likely nominee to the Supreme Court, on the impact his genetic history will have on his prospects for nomination.
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Program moderator Arthur Miller and Commissioner Paul Miller debate the place of genetic testing in the hiring process.
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Professor Lee Silver and journalist Meredith Vieira, in the roles of a husband and wife expecting a baby, discuss the troubling decision of whether to bring to term an embryo that has a chance of having a serious genetic defect with Adrienne Asch and Faye Wattleton.
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Francis Collins, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, describes how advances in genetic technologies not only provide enormous benefits, but also lead to tough decisions for all of us.
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In the future, parents might be able to select certain genes for their children. Faye Wattleton, president of the Center for Gender Equality, and professor Adrienne Asch discuss the importance and challenge of reproductive rights.
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Professor Lee Silver and journalist Meredith Vieira, in the roles of a husband and wife, have just lost their beloved daughter in an accident and discuss the possibility of cloning her.
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Columnist Stanley Crouch and Dean Karen Rothenberg, in the roles of husband and wife, argue whether they should partake in a study to determine whether there is a gene that predisposes certain people to alcoholism.
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Nadine Strossen, president of the ACLU, points out one of the greatest fears of genetic research: that certain disenfranchised groups may be targeted by policies intended to weed them out of the gene pool.
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Attorney Johnnie Cochran and Dr. David Goldman, neurogeneticist, in the roles of lawyer and scientific witness for a fictitious man from Tracy Island charged with murder, try to determine the impact research on behavioral genetics will have on the law.
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Professor Evan Balaban outlines what areas of genetic research on behavior might be most fruitful, and what areas might lead to serious repercussions for certain groups of people.
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