PBS Series Explores Implications of Genetic Testing for Medical Privacy
PBS stations nationwide starting this week will air a three-part discussion series titled "Our Genes/Our Choices," which will explore the issues involved in genetic research, including its implications for medical privacy, reproduction and the law. The series, a Fred Friendly seminar, features scientists, journalists, ethicists, religious and community leaders, legal professionals, legislators, health care professionals and genetic counselors. Video excerpts in RealPlayer and transcripts from the first episode, "Who Gets to Know? Genetics and Privacy," are available online. Video excerpts and transcripts of the second episode, "Making Better Babies: Genetics and Reproduction," are available online. Video and transcripts from the third episode, "Genes on Trial: Genetics, Behavior and the Law," are available online. Check local PBS listings for show times (PBS Web site, 1/3).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.