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Sierra Leone, Sonogenetics, and the Solar System: NOVA Next Week in Review

ByAllison EckNOVA NextNOVA Next

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This Week’s NOVA Next Feature

What will it take to prepare for future infectious disease outbreaks? To find out, we collaborated with

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The GroundTruth Project on a in-depth, multi-part investigation called Next Outbreak .

Our first feature tells the story of a handful of doctors who are attempting to revive Sierra Leone’s ailing healthcare system. NOVA Next contributor and GroundTruth correspondent Amy Maxmen reports .

In other news:

Ebola patients treated by Dr. Boie Jalloh and his Sierra Leonean colleagues had a 69% chance of survival.

What We’re Reading

Catch an exclusive two-hour report chronicling a discovery that is rewriting the story of our family tree. The entire, two-hour NOVA & National Geographic special "Dawn of Humanity" is streaming online.

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