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Special Assignment (Genetic Engineering) #67468

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 11, 1980
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(No location given) Genetic engineering's relationship to development of cancer treatments outlined; interferon manufacturer cited as example [Dr. Doug FOGE - notes implications.] Experiment using squirrel monkeys detailed. [FOGE - comments.] Supreme Court's recent ruling, giving General Elec. patent rights on newly created life form, recalled; large-scale business aspects of genetic engineering examined. Companies such as Eli Lilly and Genentech, Incorporated, cited as exs. [Genentech spokesperson Robert SWANSON - comments.] Projects upon which Genentech is focusing listed. [Dr. David BALTIMORE - notes potential danger.] Criticism of genetic engineering noted. [Dr. Paul BERG - comments.] Recent success of Yale Univ. scientists in altering genetic makeup of mice and study's implications discussed. [Dr. Francis RUDDLE - comments.] Goals of genetic engineers outlined.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

Bergman, Jules;
Robinson, Max

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