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A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

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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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2015-05-21 Ireland

Will Ireland Say "I Do"? Gay Marriage Referendum Challenges Catholic Values (part 1)

Ireland could become the first country to approve gay marriage by referendum. Friday's vote is being seen as pitting the secular-minded younger generation against the established...

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2015-05-21 Gay marriage

Will Ireland Say "I Do"? Gay Marriage Referendum Challenges Catholic Values (part 2)

Ireland could become the first country to approve gay marriage by referendum. Friday's vote is being seen as pitting the secular-minded younger generation against the established...

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2015-05-20 climate change

Addicted to oil: The cost of changing our energy policies (part 2)

What does it take to make us change our ways with regard to climate change? The last major climate change summit in Copenhagen in 2009 ended in failure, with few consequences for...

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2015-05-20 climate change

Addicted to oil: The cost of changing our energy policies (part 1)

What does it take to make us change our ways with regard to climate change? The last major climate change summit in Copenhagen in 2009 ended in failure, with few consequences for...

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2015-05-19 migrants

Cast adrift: Who's going to save South Asia’s boat people? (part 2)

Whose job is it to save those desperate enough to set out on the high seas? In southeast Asia, an estimated 4,000 men, women and children from Burma and Bangladesh drift in boats...

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