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Canaries in the Coal Mine

Tom Shakespeare gives a very personal view of the implications for society of a new prenatal screening technology.

Tom Shakespeare gives a very personal view of the implications for society of a prenatal screening technology due to be announced shortly.

Tom inherited the genetic condition, achondroplasia, or restricted growth from his father and passed it on to both his children.

Soon we will have to decide, he writes, what sort of people we are prepared to accept in our families and in our society.

Producer: Adele Armstrong.

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Sun 31 Jul 2016 08:48

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  • Fri 29 Jul 2016 20:50
  • Sun 31 Jul 2016 08:48

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