The First Human Clone: Conception (2003)

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  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year

    2003

  • Type

    Television

  • Category

    Non Fiction

Synopsis

`A powerful 3 part series looks at the controversial attempts to clone a human being. Amid claims and counterclaims by various groups around the world, the opening programme documents for the first time on television the formation of a 10 cell human embryo and explains the science behind the cloning procedure. The series follows the secretive efforts of a small group of doctors and scientists, led by Dr. Panos Zavos, to develop cloning techniques in the face of ferocious opposition from many governments and eminent members of the international scientific community. Most countries will simply not allow this practice to take place and Dr Zavos is forced to travel the world looking for a country sympathetic to his research. We also meet the 46 yr old woman who plans to see herself cloned later in the series.' [Electric Sky online video shop science catalogue].

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