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The Cline Affair
At eight o'clock on 10 July 1980, a Los Angeles doctor walked into a hospital in Jerusalem. The doctor, Martin Cline , had with him phials containing human genes grown up in bacteria-genes that he hoped might save a 21-year-old Israeli girl with only a few years to live. He was about to perform the first genetic engineering experiment ever on a human being. Cline might have believed that it would earn him a place of honour in medical history. Yet a storm of controversy surrounds the experiment. Many scientists fear this shot in the dark was premature and has done more harm than good.
So was Cline justified in going ahead? What happened to him-and to the patient?
Narrator PETER WILSON
Film editor simon ROSE
Horizon editor GRAHAM MASSEY Written and produced by DAVID DUGAN , OLIVER MORSE

Contributors

Unknown: Martin Cline
Narrator: Peter Wilson
Editor: Graham Massey
Produced By: David Dugan
Produced By: Oliver Morse

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