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‘Perfection’: Genetic screening your future children

Elly was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) when she was fourteen. Now she’s 27 and on the cusp of deciding whether or not she and her partner will use genetic screening to make sure their children won’t have the CMT gene. In this podcast, Silvi Vann Wall talks with Elly about the idea of perfect and imperfect genes.

Audio report by Silvi Vann-Wall

Audio journalism students from the Centre for Advancing Journalism worked with mentors from All The Best radio to create content for Science Gallery Melbourne’s show on Perfection.

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THE CITIZEN is a publication of the Centre for Advancing Journalism. It has several aims. Foremost, it is a teaching tool that showcases the work of the students in the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs, giving them real-world experience in working for publication and to deadline. Find out more →

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