CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 20, 2003
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(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.
(New York: Richard Schlesinger) The controversy over the pioneering use of gene therapy to treat Parkinson’s disease featured; details given about how the procedure, which involves the injection of genes into the patient’s brain, works; scenes shown from the operating room. [Patient Nathan KLEIN- comments on the surgery.] [New York-Presbyterian Hospital Dr. Michael KAPLITT- explains the process.] [Mount Sinai Medical Center Dr. Warren OLANOW- objects to the treatment.]
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