Would you Want to Find out About an Inherited Genetic Condition?

We investigate what life is like living with genetic disorders. Speaking to contributors to the book The Story Within, Claudia discusses the impossibly difficult decisions that arise - whether, when and how to intervene and whether and how best to involve family members - and how life can be irrevocably changed by the discovery of a family history of genetic mutation.

To guide Claudia through the issues raised and examine the extraordinary advances being made in genetics, she is joined in the studio by Sir John Burn. He is Professor of Clinical Genetics at Newcastle University and a world authority on genetics.

(Photo: DNA autoradiogram: Autoradiograms are used for finding the base sequence of a segment of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). Credit: Science Photo library)

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