ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 01, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Boston, Massachusetts) Possible discovery of new treatment for hemophilia examined; films shown. Problems in current method of procuring donor blood for product of Factor 8 for treatments explained. Boston's Genetic Institute's discovery of gene that produces factor and implications for hemophiliacs noted. [Institute spokesperson Gabriel SCHMERGEL - explains potential for protein product.] [National Hemophilia Fndn. spokesperson Alan BROWNSTEIN - cites delay in commercial availability of artificially manufactured gene.]
REPORTER: George Strait
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