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Medicine: Understanding Women / Genetic Project #842323

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 24, 2006
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(Studio: Katie Couric) CBS News exclusive on medicine & women introduced.

(Studio: Jon LaPook) Genetic research on women that can lead to "personalized medicine" via genetic testing featured; details given of examples of diseases that can be tested for at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. [Retiree with cardiomyopathy, Lee COE, her DAUGHTER - praise the genetic knowledge they have.] [Brigham & Women's Hospital Dr. Paul RIDKER†- comments on developing preventive therapy; calls the 28,000 women who donated DNA to the project "pioneers"; hopes the research will help their daughters more.] The future for this kind of testing & the question of whether or not you want to know about your test-indicated disease discussed.

Couric, Katie;
LaPook, Jon

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