African Genomes and Tuberculosis

This week we explore the potential of genome-wide association studies in Africa to see how they can provide information on susceptibility to diseases such as Tuberculosis and also...
03 September 2010
Presented by Meera Senthilingam

MYCOBACTERIUM-TUBERCULOSIS

Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) bacteria seen under scanning electron microscope (x15000)

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This week we explore the potential of genome-wide association studies in Africa to see how this can provide information on susceptibility to diseases such as Tuberculosis but also provide insight into the human population as a whole. We also dig deep into the field of archaeology to find out what the ancient Romans had on their daily menus as well as discover what ancient faeces can tell about a population. Plus, we reveal how mosquitoes sniff out their human targets!

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