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China / Stem Cell Research #760801

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 27, 2004
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(Boston: Dan Rather) Tonight’s speech at the Democratic National Convention by former President Ronald Reagan’s son Ron Reagan, a supporter of stem cell research, noted.

(Beijing: Barry Petersen) Stem cell research procedures being done on seriously ill patients in Beijing, China, featured; details given of the benefits of fetal cell injections to paralysis patients, including Ben Byer††, who has ALS {Lou Gehrig's disease}, and of the restrictions to stem cell research in the US because it involves abortion. [Ben’s father Stephen BYER†- says second trimester fetal cells are usable for saving lives.] [Neurological researcher Dr. Wise YOUNG†- comments on the success of the procedures.] [BYER – speaks of recovering.]

Rather, Dan;
Petersen, Barry

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