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A Closer Look (Gene Therapy: Promise or Peril) #184547

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 08, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) A closer look at gene therapy, a new frontier in medicine, introduced; details given of developments in drug therapy and gene therapy in which the recipient is injected with new genes.

(New York: John McKenzie) The slower than expected rate of human gene therapy examined; details given of three problems: the replacement gene delivery, with controlling genes and with rejection. [USC School of Medicine Dr. French ANDERSON - says we were wrong about quick gene therapy.] [Mt. Sinai School of Medicine professor Savio WOO, Yale University School of Medicine Dr. Margretta Reed SEASHORE - offer views on the problems.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Further coverage of gene therapy on the ABC News Website noted.

Jennings, Peter;
McKenzie, John

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