CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jun 25, 1989
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: David Dow) Research into mapping man's entire genetic system featured. [Human Genome Center director Dr. Charles CANTOR - says we may know the complete set of instructions that make people.] Animation of chromosomes and genes shown. [Hereditary Disease Fndn. Nancy WEXLER - discusses possible treatment if we know all about genes.] [Human Genome Center Jack BARTLEY - comments on genetics.] Ethical issues behind genetic research noted. [Center for Responsible Genetics Ruth HUBBARD - says employers and companies will be tempted to pick people on basis on genetics.] Response of one family affected by genetic disease, Huntington's disease, toward genome project cited. [Judith MARGHEIM - calls it element of hope.]
(Studio: Connie Chung) Altering of genes through biotechnology featured; details given of cancer research at National Insts. of Health where altered genes are being transferred to human patients. [National Insts. of Health Steven ROSENBERG - discusses changing patients' genetic makeup.] Animation shown. [National Insts. of Health French ANDERSON - says this is first step in using genes to treat disease.] [ROSENBERG - comments on cancer research.] Issue of genetic manipulation raised. [Medical ethicist Kathleen NOLAN - comments.] [ANDERSON - discusses safeguards and gene transfer.]
(Saint Louis, Missouri: Christine Negroni) Plant genetics featured; details given of development of genetically altered insect-resistant tomato plant; scenes shown. [Monsanto research director Robert FRALEY - says we will save farmers time and money.] Reaction of envtlists. and farmers noted. [National Wildlife Fed.'s Martha MELLON - warns about risks linked to a new technology] [FRALEY - comments.] [Farmer David THIES - describes farmers' position.]
(Studio: Connie Chung) Possibility that babies will someday leave hospital carrying own genetic map noted.