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Latest update : 2011-02-10

Making babies: are we playing God?

As France reviews its bioethics legislation, news of the birth of the country’s first "saviour sibling" sparks condemnation from the Catholic Church. François Picard’s panel argues over the distinction between helping parents start a family and the fear of designer babies.

Pastor Ginger STRICKLAND, Director of youth and young adults, American Church in Paris
Dr. Maryse BONDUELLE, Department Director, Medical Genetics Center, UZ Brussels teaching hospital
Mark BHAGWANDIN, Spokesperson, Life UK by telephone from Oxford, England
France 24 Science editor Eve IRVINE

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2014-11-27 colonialism

Hollande and Africa: French president speaks to France 24

On the eve of his trip to Ebola-stricken Guinea and the weekend summit of Francophone nations in Senegal, Hollande speaks to France 24, RFI and TV5 about home-grown jihadists,...

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2014-11-26 Christians

The Pope's wake-up call: How to kickstart 'haggard' Europe (part 2)

On his arrival in Strasbourg the Pope received a rousing welcome... before proceeding to roast the EU. Pope Francis used the opportunity to draw attention to rising nationalism...

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2014-11-26 Pope Francis

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On his arrival in Strasbourg the Pope received a rousing welcome... before proceeding to roast the EU. Pope Francis used the opportunity to draw attention to rising nationalism...

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2014-11-25 Barack Obama

After Ferguson: What's broken in America?

It was a predictable decision followed by a predictable reaction. Riots in Ferguson, Missouri greeted the grand jury's refusal to issue an indictment against the police officer...

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2014-11-25 Barack Obama

After Ferguson: What's broken in America? (part 2)

It was a predictable decision followed by a predictable reaction. Riots in Ferguson, Missouri greeted the grand jury's refusal to issue an indictment against the police officer...

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