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Medicine: Myotonic Dystrophy / Genetic Research #343161

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 05, 1992
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Studio: Edie Magnus) Research locating genetic defect in chromosome 19, which causes myotonic dystrophy, a form of muscular dystrophy, featured. [Muscular Dystrophy Association Dr. Leon CHARASH - talks about research.] Animation shown illustrating the genetic defect. [Patient Jackie PETTINGER - comments on the research.] Scenes shown from the Jerry Lewis muscular dystrophy telethon. [LEWIS, father Bryan JUNCOSA - comment on possibility of a cure.] New early diagnostic test for myotonic dystrophy mentioned.

Magnus, Edie;
Rather, Dan

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