NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 20, 1980
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(Studio) Genetic engineering's potential for agriculture and liquid fuels development noted.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(DC) Controversy surrounding genetic engineering with regard to manufacturer of insulin by means of recombinant DNA, known as gene-splicing, examined; Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical Company's plans to produce insulin by genetic engineering discussed. Debate over 1976 National Insts. of Health guidelines with regard to genetic engineering and subsequent relaxation of those guidelines examined. [Eli Lilly spokesperson Dr. Irving JOHNSON, Harvard Med. School spokesperson Dr. Richard GOLDSTEIN - state their positions on regulations.] Only legislature under consideration said a Senator bill requiring registration of recombinant DNA research; OSHA said conducting safety survey.
REPORTER: Rebecca Sobel
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