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When President Obama arrives in India, he’ll find a country growing four times faster than the US and relishing its new role as an international competitor. We look at the challenges and possible benefits of his visit to Mumbai and Delhi.  Also, the US economy adds jobs in October. On Reporter's Notebook, ten years ago, two human genomes had been sequenced at the cost of $2 billion. By the end of next year, it’ll be 30,000 and the cost is dropping toward $1000 each. We hear learn more about the revolution called "personalized medicine."

Banner image: A billboard welcoming US President Barack Obama is seen in Mumbai on November 4, 2010. Photo: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images

 

Producers:
Frances Anderton
Katie Cooper
Sonya Geis

Reporter's Notebook The $1,000 Genome and 'Personalized Medicine' 6 MIN, 42 SEC

book.jpgIt took $2 billion and ten years to complete the Human Genome Project. Now, just ten years later, many individuals have had their genomes sequenced, and the cost keeps dropping. Kevin Davies is editor of Bio-IT World, which covers the role of technology in the life sciences. He's also the author of The $1000 Genome: The Revolution in DNA Sequencing and the New Era of Personalized Medicine.

Guests:
Kevin Davies, Editor-in-Chief, Bio-IT World

The $1,000 Genome

Kevin Davies

Making News US Economy Adds Jobs in October 7 MIN, 47 SEC

Unemployment was a major issue in this week's election. Today, President Obama responded to the October jobs report, reiterating that "since January, the private sector has added 1.1 million jobs," in ten straight months of private-sector job growth. Daniel Gross is economics editor and columnist at Yahoo Finance.

Guests:
Daniel Gross, Daily Beast (@grossdm)

Main Topic Can Barack Obama Enrich Ties with India? 36 MIN, 30 SEC

Indians had a love affair with Bill Clinton. George Bush treated India like an international partner. Barack Obama has been complaining about outsourcing American jobs. On top of that, with a contingent including 250 business leaders and the Secretary of Commerce, the US President has timed his arrival during Diwali, the biggest commercial holiday of the year and shops are closed because of security. We hear about trade and diplomacy, Pakistan and China, coconuts and monkeys. 

Guests:
Tinku Ray, Host, BBC's 'World Briefing'
Gunjan Bagla, Managing Director, Amritt
Paula Newberg, Georgetown University
Ashley Tellis, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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