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CNN Evening News for Monday, Jun 26, 2000
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) The completion of a rough draft of the mapping of the human genome introduced.

(Washington: Ann Kellan) The end of the race to decode the human gene structure and change the course of medicine featured. [President CLINTON - comments.] [Human Genome Project/NIH director Dr. Frances COLLINS - says within 10 years we can detect genetic risks.] [Celera Genomics Craig VENTER - comments on genetics.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(No location given: Rhonda Rowland) The promise of the controversial gene therapy featured; details given of how the therapy replaces broken genes with copies of good genes. [Gene therapist Dr. French ANDERSON - says patient Ashanti da Silva has been given a normal life through gene replacement; outlines the French research.] [Necker Children's Hospital Dr. Alain FISCHER - explains how gene therapy works against diseases.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Special edition of CNN NewsStand on the human genome announced.

Kellan, Ann;
Rowland, Rhonda;
Shaw, Bernard;
Woodruff, Judy

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