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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta page a 'Changing the blueprint of Life9 Implications of genetic engineering In the future it will be within man's power to create children to meet any specifications he may choose. On "Evolution by DNA: Changing the Blueprint of Life," telecasting over CTV on Thursday, February 15 at 10:30 p.m. on Channel 13 "Here Come The Seventies" takes a look at the possibilities and im-lications of genetic engineering. The discovery of the DNA molecule thirty years ago has been called the single mcst important development in biology in the present century. It is the basic unit of heredity which is the same in the nucleus of each cell of every living thing. David Suzuki at the University of British Columbia is working on biological ev- olution. He acid bis assistants have drastically altered the lives of one species, the common fruit fly, by keeping mutants alive that normally would die. By studying the central nervous system he is trying to find exactly how genes work in heredity. Once the blueprint of the chromosomes, now c a 11 ed the genetic code is completely known it will be possible to grow test tube babies. In fact people may be able to create long forgotten species, the blueprints of which are remembered by genes. The implication of all this are not however entirely positive. If man can control life he also can manipulate it to sinister purposes. Dr. Suzuki and many others fear that man may not have the wisdom to cope can people learn to use these courage citizen participation, with his own scientific ad- discoveries in a responsible The q u e st i o n now to vances. manner. Suzuki feels that it whether or not man can create Only through understanding would be advantageous to en- life, but when will he do it 'The Andromeda Strain9 TV science fiction thriller Arthur Hill, Canadian actress Kate Reid, David Wayne and James Olsen star in the science fiction tiirillar "The Andromeda Strain" to be telecast on the CTV Television Network's Academy Performance" Saturday, Fc'.'nary 10 at 9 p.m. on Channel 13. When a satellite, eorisminat-ed with a deadly outer space micro organism, plummets to earth in a remote desert village in New Mexico, all but two of the local inhabitants are killed instantly. Mission Control immediately puts all its efforts in Wildfire Alert, a group of scientists specially assembled for such an emergency. Following the rescue of the two survivors - an old man and an infaat - the team desperately races against time to discover why these two people were not coctamfoated and bow to identify and destroy the rapidly multiplying organism. She started at 3 Shelley Fabares, a star of NBC-TV's "The Little People," has been acting since age 3, when she took her first tap dancing lessons. "It is the most fun thing I can think of doing and still be able to do all the other things in life that one wants." WE HAVE MONEY FOR EQUITY LOANS OR PROPERTY We offer a confidential loan service at our office or in the privacy of the customer's home.  NO CO-SIGNERS  PAYMENTS TAILORED TO CUSTOMER'S BUDGET  NO OBLIGATION  ALL CHARGES CLEARLY STATED  LOANS CAN BE PREPAID AT ANY TIME  LOANS ALSO MADE ON EQUITY IN AGREEMENTS FOR SALE Midfown Loans for: 1. Debt Consolidation 4. Major Purchases 2. Home Improvements 3. Business Capital 5. Vacations 6. Any Worthwhile Purpose For Confidential Appointments Call 327-2181 Out-of-town Inquiries Welcome Evenings and Weekends Phone 328-0005 GIESBRECHT midtown mortgage & loans ltd. m % w it 1265 ^3rcJ AVENUE S. LETHBRIDdE, ALBERTA T1J0K2 ANNUAL FACTORY SPONSORED MAGNAVOX SALE! IS NOW IN FULL SWING . . . Magnavox 26" Color Console With T.A.C. you'll always get a color-right, per fectiy tuned picture - with natural flesh tones - on every channel, every time , . . automatically! You'll really kick the TV tuning habit,, too, because with T.A.C. there's no jumping up and down to adjust controls! These outstanding Magnavox fine furniture values also have the 5S-85 Chassis for great reliability, and a brilliant Matrix Picture Tube for brighter, clearer, sharper pictures than on a conventional tube. Treat yourself and your family to the magnificent world of Manavox Color TV with fabulous T.A.C. - and you can all sit back, relax and enjoy TV as it was meant to be - color right and perfectly' tu>ned! NOW ONLY.............. Terms Available - No Down Payment No Payment For 90 Days Available now at . . . EVISION LTD 53513th ST. NORTH and College MALL ;