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Medicine: Human Cloning #653585

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 25, 2001
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(New York: Robert Bazell) Announcement of the first cloning of a human embryo to be used for stem cell research to treat disease examined; diagram shown of the cloning process. [Cloning volunteer Judson SOMERVILLE - says he wants to help.] [Advanced Cell Technology Dr. Michael WEST - says the technology can help cure untreatable diseases like heart disease and diabetes.] The opposition to cloning from anti-abortion groups and those opposed to creating a cloned human noted. [Georgetown University Dr. Kevin FITZGERALD - says we need to ask where out society is going.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Washington: Joe Johns) The reaction to cloning examined; details given of the positions of Americans, President Bush, the House of Representatives and anti-abortion activists. [In New York City, two MEN; in Washington, DC, two MEN - offer views on the new technology.] [Senators Richard SHELBY, Patrick LEAHY, Richard DURBIN, Tom DASCHLE - offer views on human cloning research.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Somerville's appearance on Today noted.

Bazell, Robert;
Johns, Joe;
Seigenthaler, John

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