NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 29, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(NIH, Bethesda, Maryland: Robert Bazell) Report in "New England Journal of Medicine" of first use of genetically engineered cells for treatment of fatal diseases in humans examined; muscular dystrophy and sickle-cell anemia mentioned. [National Cancer Institute Dr Steven ROSENBERG - comments.] Rosenberg's cancer treatment experiments detailed; scenes shown of two children (named), who suffer from inherited immune disorder and are waiting for FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approval of gene therapy.
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