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Eye On America (The Business of Science: Patenting Cells) #345542

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 24, 1992
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(Studio: Paula Zahn) Report introduced.

(No location given: Wyatt Andrews) The trend toward the biotech industry's ownership of life forms featured; lab scenes shown. [Systemix, Incorporated, CEO Linda SONNTAG - explains how she owns the body's blood-making cells and how a process would purify blood of cancer cells.] [Leukemia Society of America's Dr. Peter QUESENBERRY - opposes patenting body cells.] Examples of the brave new world of the biotech industry and its genetic research reviewed. [National Insts. of Health Dr. Craig VENTNER - comments on genes.] [NIH director Dr. Bernadine HEALY - comments on patentability of body's molecules.] [Genentech, Incorporated, CEO Kirk RAAB - defends patent system.] The "gold rush" nature of science's quest for the body's molecules noted.

Reporter(s):
Andrews, Wyatt;
Zahn, Paula
Duration:
00:04:10

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