ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 04, 1978
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(Studio) Scientists' testimony to House health subcommittee with regard to need for president commission study on test tube baby research detailed. Birth of 1st test tube baby in England mentioned.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Nashville, Tennessee) Dennis and Diane Grills' desire for embryo transplant pregnancy, due to her inability to conceive, stated. Attempts to correct her medical problems by physicians at Vanderbilt University Med. Center and their research into test tube pregnancies outlined. [GRILLS - has hoped for success for Mrs. Lesley Brown. Would like same opportunity.] [Dr. James DANIEL - feels Med. Center might have been 1st to produce test tube baby, but wasn't given chance to try.] 1971 test tube fertilization at Vanderbilt noted; photograph shown. Details given about ending of Dr. Pierre Soupart's research into field and Department of Health, Education and Welfare refusal to authorize another grant.
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory
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