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Stephen Sackur speaks to the Australian-born, Oxford-based medical ethicist Julian Savulescu, asking if we can trust ourselves to be masters of our own biology.

Stephen Sackur speaks to the Australian-born, Oxford-based medical ethicist Julian Savulescu, asking if we can trust ourselves to be masters of our own biology.

From genetic engineering to bioscience, human beings are close to acquiring the ability not just to combat disease, but to enhance and perfect our species. But should we seek to do it, or should we shy away from a path that led to eugenics?

First shown: 4.30am 25 Nov 2013
Available for 12 days Duration 30 mins

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