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Mat Fraser: 49, actor, London

15th October, 2011

Mat Fraser: 49, actor, London

Thalidomide is a once-off changing of the foetus. It doesn’t enter the DNA and doesn’t get passed on.

The drug affects the growth of a foetus’s limbs, the positioning of the inner organs, the ears can disappear. It causes shooting pains in the fingers and toes and loss of feeling. As a Thalidomider, you get to the point where you’ve either learnt a way of doing something...

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