Life At Stake - Part 1: Body and Mind| 51mins
Director: Folke RydÃ©n | Producer: Folke RydÃ©n
Focus Years: 2003 | Country: Sweden
"Life At Stake" is a two-part science documentary about the promises and threats of genetics and the new biology. Folke RydÃ©n has traveled far and wide meeting some of the worldâ€™s most prominent scientists who are involved in the kind of research no one thought possible. The result is both astounding and gripping. The films describe some of the crucial consequences of the research in ordinary peopleâ€™s lives.
Part 1: "Body and Mind": Are we healthier and happier as a result of the new biology and modern genetics? Or does the newly acquired knowledge about hereditary gene pools confront people with impossible choices? Health and disease, which babies do we want born, our attitude towards the human race, and our religious beliefs: the ethical issues are numerous and by no means clear cut.