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ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 30, 1994
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(Studio: Catherine Crier) Report introduced.

(No location given: Ken Kashiwahara) The growth of health insurance discrimination based on what is revealed in genetic testing featured; two case studies cited. [Liver patient Patsy BENORE, insurance agent Kenneth SAWYER - talk about their problems in getting health insurance because of genetic discrimination.] [Stanford University geneticist Dr. Paul BILLINGS - says people with disease genes may not get the disease.] The Human Genome Project, aimed at mapping all the genes of the human body so diseases can be better treated, recalled; some medical areas being clarified by genetic research listed. [Humane genome research Dr. Francis COLLINS - opposes genetic discrimination.] [Health Insurance Association of America Harvie RAYMOND - defends the industry's access to information.]

Crier, Catherine;
Kashiwahara, Ken

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