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Supreme Court / Genetic Engineering #510954

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 16, 1980
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(Studio) Supreme Court ruling concerning patenting of new life forms developed in a laboratory reported; microorganism at issue explained.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Dvt. of oil-eating microorganism by General Elec. scientist Dr. Ananda Chakrabarty and patent office's refusal to patent the organism recalled; today's Supreme Court decision outlined. Chief Justice Warren Burger quoted; development of bacteria such as that in question noted interesting Coast Guard and Environmental Protection Agency due to oil spills. [American Society for Microbiology spokesperson Dr. Robert ACKER - supports court decision.] General Electric Company said having no plans for immediately mkting. the micro-organism; details given.
REPORTER: Carl Stern (WRGB-TV newstape), Artist: Betty Wells

(NYC) Process ofgenetic engineering examined; films, explanatory diagrams shown. Various areas of application of genetic engineering outlined on screen; drugs produced by process listed. Future course of genetic engineering considered.
REPORTER: Robert Bazell

Bazell, Robert;
Brinkley, David

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