NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 04, 1985
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REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Boston, Massachusetts) Research into alteration and repair of defective human genes to possibly cure some inherited diseases, such as Erin McCarthy's immune deficiency, known as ADA deficiency, examined; scenes shown. [McCARTHY - comments.] [Dr. David NATHAN - cites technical possibilities.] Potential for genetic repairs considered. [Dr. Richard MULLIGAN - notes science fiction aspect of concept.] Infant Nicholas Giezy mentioned suffering same disease as McCarthy; genetic alteration and repair technique explained, illustrated. [Dr. Dusty MILLER - cites need for human experimentation.] [MULLIGAN - responds to critics.] [Jack McCARTHY - supports gene therapy research.]
REPORTER: Robert Bazell
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