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Special Assignment (Genetic Engineering) #67864

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 09, 1980
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(NYC) [Huntinqton's-chorea disease victim Ken SMITH - describes illness he inherited from mother.] Science's efforts to discover gene associated with Huntington's disease in effort to save lives cited as example of genetic engineering. [Stanford Univ. neuropharmacologist Philip BERGER - comments.] Microbiologists' research in DNA and DNA's function explained; diagrams shown. [MIT molecular biologist Dr. David BALTIMORE - notes genetic engineering's impact on pharmaceutical, chemical inds.] Basis of genetic research outlined. [BALTIMORE - comments.] Ability to create new life forms through recombinant DNA process explained; General Electric's development of oil-eating bacteria by such process noted as example [BALTIMORE - comments.] Problems scientists are presently working on outlined, include sickle cell anemia, cancer.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

Bergman, Jules;
Robinson, Max

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