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Human Genome Decoded – the Ethics and the Medicine

Ethical and medical fall-out from the announcement that the human genome has been decoded

The ethical and medical fall-out from the announcement that the human genome has been decoded – does it mean imminent cures for diseases or a re-emergence of "myopic" eugenics? Our childhood memories are "foggy and fuzzy and very inaccurate", according to new research. A new fish raising system by training them to come when they are called. A microscopic robot which could help revolutionize medical care. A seminar on Shakespeare and medicine examines his work for descriptions of diseases.

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BBC World Service Archive

BBC World Service Archive

This programme was restored as part of the World Service archive project

Gravitational Waves

Gravitational Waves

Gravity and ripples in the fabric of space time - what do these mean for us?

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