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Medicine / Human Genome Map #192949

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 26, 2000
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(Studio: Kevin Newman) The milestone of the ambitious project to map the human genetic system introduced.

(Bethesda, Maryland: Ned Potter) The race to decode genetics examined; animations shown. [Human Genome Project/NIH director Dr. Frances COLLINS - says this is the first draft of the book of life.] [Celera Genomics President Craig VENTER - says cancer deaths could be reduced to zero.] [Blood disorder patient Douglas McBRIDE - says the study predicted his blood problems.] [COLLINS - speculates on disease that might be treated.] [VENTER - says medicine will be fundamentally changed.]

(Studio: Kevin Newman) Report introduced.

(New York: Bob Jamieson) The gold rush transforming the pharmaceutical industry which will attempt to turn the gene map into profits featured. [Biotech industry analyst Richard VAN den BROEK - talks about the business.] [Medical Technology Stock Letter Jim McCAMANT - says genomics will not make many people rich.] [CuraGen Corporation CEO Jonathan ROTHBERG - says the real gold rush is making products.] The next step said to be in patenting the biological link between a gene and a disease.

(Studio: Kevin Newman) Further coverage of genetics on the ABCNews Website noted.

Jamieson, Bob;
Newman, Kevin;
Potter, Ned

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