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Woman's Hour

Inheritable conditions and having children; bobsleigh skeleton; female entrepreneurs

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

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The dilemma facing people who may have an inheritable condition and want to have a family. To consider the debate around this and Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis, we hear from disabled actress Julie Fernandez, who fronted the recent Radio 4 documentary Disabled And Broody, from Juliet Tizzard - Director of Strategy at the HFEA, Dr David King from Human Genetics Alert, and from Colleen Lynch of Care Fertility.

Plus skeleton bobsleigh - we meet gold medallist Lizzy Yarnold, and the daring young women at a recruiting event to encourage them to take up the sport.

American crime writer Rachel Howzell Hall talks about her debut UK novel, Land of the Shadows - the first in a series lead by a black female homicide detective.

And why are there so few wealthy women entrepreneurs? Kate Lester and Deb Leary both run their own companies and describe what it takes to be a successful female entrepreneur. Show less


Jenni Murray
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Julie Fernandez
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Juliet Tizzard
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David King
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Colleen Lynch
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Lizzy Yarnold
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Rachel Howzell Hall
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Kate Lester
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Deb Leary
Emma Wallace

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