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Genomics Could Shake Up Healthcare

July 4th, 2017

Episode 1081 of 1091 episodes

We hear how medicine targeted at an individual's genome could transform healthcare. Peter Donnelly is chief executive of Genomics. Also in the programme, it's estimated that around nine per cent of cigarettes smoked in Europe are illegal. Cathy Haenlein is a research fellow at the British defence and security think tank RUSI, and tells us about the implications. The Tanzanian parliament has passed new mining laws it hopes will change the relationship with foreign mining firms operating in the country, as the BBC's Sammy Awami explains. We hear about an influx of Iranian tourists to Armenia, following visa changes in the country. Plus, the BBC's Theo Leggett reports on a high-tech system for transporting seriously ill newborn babies, made by the Williams racing team using Formula 1 technology.

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