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Horizon: Too Big Too Soon?

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A decade ago it was thought that human growth hormone had only one function: to make children grow. But research by doctors and scientists into a mass-produced, synthetic form of the drug has revealed the fundamental role that growth hormone plays in regulating human bodies at every stage of life. Few benefits of the drug have been proved, but already it has revolutionised the treatment of children deficient in the hormone, and many other people are hoping it will change their lives: Aids patients desperate to fight wasting, athletes who need that extra edge, and the elderly and frail who dream of regaining their lost vigour. But some critics regard this as the first step towards eugenics - is growth hormone really the wonder drug of the 21 st century?
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Horizon: Too Big Too Soon?

BBC Two England, 20 February 1995 20.00






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