CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 28, 1978
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(Studio) National Institutes of Health's proposal for less restrictive guidelines for gene transplant experiments and reasons reported Such research noted as possible due to discovery by 2 scientists still active.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(NYC) Discovery of DNA substance by James Watson and Francis Crick in Britain 25 years ago noted. Films, photos and diagrams shown. [WATSON - never thought they'd be historical characters.] [CRICK - says they can't get away from it.] Crick's present position at Salk Institution in La Jolla, California, and Watson's as director of biology lab at Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, mentioned. [WATSON - discusses discovery.] [CRICK - describes own excitement about discovery.] Nobel Prize awarded to 2 men cited; film shown. [CRICK - says they weren't in race for discovery.] [Linus PAULING - wasn't working very hard on search himself.] [CRICK - discusses simplicity of discovery, given modern technical advances.] Study of genetics using computers, like one at Lawrence Livermore Lab in California, outlined.
REPORTER: Charles Osgood
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