On Science news: Prelude to a Plague
In the summer of 1849, a mass epidemic of cholera overran the city of London, leaving more than 13,000 dead. It wasn't the first or the last to terrorize the city before the disease vanished in 1901; major epidemics occurred in 1832, 1854, and 1866. Now new evidence suggests that the 1849 epidemic, and two more of the city's worst outbreaks, may have come with a warning a prequel that could tip off health officials to pending outbreaks today... Read More
Credits to : Dr.David J.D. Earn and Joe Tien
Gerry Wright on The Agenda with Steve Paikin - The Debate: My Synthetic Life - Monday, June 07 2010
In the quest to create artificial human life, scientists have produced a living cell powered by manmade DNA. What is this new science? How will it work? And what are the long-term ramifications for humankind?
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