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Naked Scientists in Africa episode

Fri, 25th Jun 2010

Putting Africa on the Genomic Map

Human genome (c) Kate Whitley, Wellcome Images

This week, we discover the Human Heredity and Health in Africa Project, H3Africa, which hopes to utilise new genetic techniques to better understand disease in African populations.  Also, how researchers have caught swine flu in the act of mutating, how migrating humans carried parasites out of Africa, a new gene therapy for HIV and why females are more likely to suffer the effects of stress.  Plus, bomb proof curtains that expand when they're stretched!

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