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Medicine: Gene Transfer Operation #592841

NBC Evening News for Sunday, May 16, 1993
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: John Gibson) Experimental gene infusion treatment for Andrew Gobea, a baby born without an immune system, the "bubble boy" disease, featured; scenes shown. [Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Donald KOHN - describes the procedure and its background.] [Father Leonard GOBEA, mother Crystal EMERY - comment.] Implications for gene therapy outlined.

(Studio: Garrick Utley) Interview held with National Insts. of Health Dr. Michael Blaese. [BLAESE - describes the treatment of two other children with a similar method; explains how gene therapy could work with inherited and acquired diseases.]

Gibson, John;
Utley, Garrick

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