ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 29, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(No location given: Timothy Johnson) Medical potential of genetic engineering in humans featured; scenes shown from film "Frankenstein"; details given of research by National Cancer Institute's Dr. Steven Rosenberg, who treats cancer patients' white blood cells, and National Heart, Lung and Blood Institution's Dr. West French Anderson, who researches insertion of new genes into cells. Their combined experiments in gene transfers in humans as reported in "New England Journal of Medicine" explained. [ANDERSON, ROSENBERG - comment.] Controversial aspects of genetically altering human cells detailed. [Foundation for Economic Trends Jeremy RIFKIN - says regulations are needed so the public is not taken advantage of in this research.] [ANDERSON - responds.]