Progress, and Applications
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Human Genome News Archive Edition
Human Genome News, July-September 1996; 8(1)
Promise and Perils of Biotechnology: Genetic Testing is the third videotape in the Winding Your Way Through DNA educational series. An outgrowth of the 1992 symposium of the same name, the series was developed in response to teachers' interest in videotapes and curriculum materials based on the symposium's topics. The 25-min. classroom video and teacher's guide educate students about inherited disorders, their prevalence in society, and the benefits and drawbacks of genetic testing. Through the narration of a genetic counselor, the documentary follows three people: one young woman with a family history of Huntington's disease who decides to be tested and a mother and daughter who change their lifestyles to deal with familial hypercholesterolemia. For high school, college, and public education classes in genetics, biotechnology, and bioethics. [Contacts for scientists and individuals: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press (800/843-4388 or 516/349-1930, firstname.lastname@example.org); teachers and educational institutions: Pyramid Media (800/421-2304 or 310/828-7577, email@example.com)]
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