Professor Panayiotis Zavos, heading the only scientific team attempting to clone a human being successfully produced a 64-cell embryo from tissue taken from a dead man.
It is one of three “post mortem” cases on which the Zavos team is working. The other two cases, one involving the attempt to clone a baby who died soon after birth and the other an 11 year-old girl who was killed in a car crash, have also produced embryos.
Peter Williams Television has had exclusive access over the past three years to the Zavos team and its work and this one-hour documentary follows the scientists at work and tells the stories of the people who wish to clone their dead loved ones. It is a film that will raise, once more, the question of the scientist playing God, and the criticisms of the Zavos team that, as they attempt to clone the dead, this is the Frankenstein factor, the resurrection business that has haunted society since cloning became an issue.