Coming up on Discovery
Monday 16 May 2011: SmallpoxDiscovery
As the World Health Organisation's annual assembly takes place in Geneva, Jon Stewart asks if they should take the decision finally to destroy remaining stocks of smallpox virus that have been held in the USA and Russia since the eradication of the disease was announced in 1980.
Monday 23 May 2011: GM insects
For the first time ever, genetically modified insects have been released into the wild to target a human disease. In Brazil, scientists are releasing mosquitoes which have had their genes altered to prevent their offspring from developing and being able to bite people, and spread the disease & Dengue fever.