Student participants in the 2008 International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition crafted biological "machines," or living organisms, using original combinations of DNA and other organic material to help tackle environmental and health problems. Tom Bearden reports.
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Last year, a young lawyer with drug-resistant tuberculosis travelled overseas despite the fact that he was on the U.S. no-fly list, sparking a media storm and bringing the lung disease back into national awareness.
By PBS NewsHour
Ninety years after the 1918 flu pandemic claimed the last of its approximately 50 million victims, antibodies to the virus live on in people exposed to it as children -- and the pandemic itself is still inspiring research and debate…
A man diagnosed with a drug-resistant form of tuberculosis completed several oversees flights despite health warnings, raising questions about security and health precautions. A medical professor discusses the dangers of the disease and the government's response.
A two-year study of the world's oceans revealed an unprecedented level of genetic diversity in marine microbes. Expedition leader J. Craig Venter discusses the study and its significance.
In the wake of last fall's E. coli outbreaks, some scientists and businesses are encouraging the Food and Drug Administration to approve the use of bacteria-killing radiation to treat produce such as spinach and lettuce.
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