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Malaria / Dino-Bird Debate

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Malaria / Dino-Bird Debate

Malaria / Dino-Bird Debate

Malaria / Dino-Bird Debate

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Guests: David Schneider Whitehead Fellow Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research Massachusetts Institute of Technolgy Cambridge, Massachusetts Craig J. Coates Assistant Professor, Entomology Center for Advanced Invertebrate Molecular Science Texas A&M University College Station, Texas Lawrence Martin Paleontologist Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology Natural History Museum University of Kansas Lawrence, Kansas Malaria kills more than a million people a year, mostly in poor countries that can't afford the public works projects that helped curb the disease in the developed world. Now scientists are looking for new ways to fight malaria, including genetically altering the mosquitos that carry it. In this hour, we'll take a look at new high-tech weapons in the war against malaria. Plus, did birds come from dinosaurs or reptiles? The latest in the ongoing debate.

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