- Making News: World Rush to Destroy Vials of Flu Strain
The Centers for Disease Control claim there's "no public health threat," but there's a worldwide effort to destroy samples of a potentially deadly flu virus distributed to laboratories by mistake. More than 3700 samples went from a company in Cincinnati to 18 countries, but most of the recipients were in the United States. From Geneva, Maria Chang speaks for the World Health Organization on Communicable Diseases.
- Reporter's Notebook: Tracing Human Migration with DNA
There is scientific evidence that all of humanity came out of Africa, but nobody's sure how our ancestors got to other parts of the planet. The National Geographic Society, with help from IBM, hopes to solve the mystery. Researchers at 10 local centers will analyze the DNA of 100,000 blood samples from indigenous populations around the world, and trace the migration routes first established some 50,000 years ago. Population geneticist Spencer Wells is leading the Genographic Program.
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