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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? (part 2)

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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Produced by Perrine Desplats, Yi Song, Anelise Borges, Louise McWatt

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