06 Dec 2010: Personalized Genomic Medicine: Genetics in Health Care
Ten years after the completion of the first draft of the human genome sequence, the field of personalized genomic medicine is emerging. Affordable gene mapping and, in the near future, affordable whole genome sequencing is available for individuals who want to determine their genetic risks. The resulting information has the potential to help physicians diagnose and treat diseases. For this event, a panel of medical practitioners and policy experts will review the success of the Human Genome Pr
116: Cargill: China strategy
When it comes to doing business in China, going big may not always be the right answer. For agribusiness giant Cargill, the company has had to adapt its global business model to China's diverse domestic economies.
Germany's DAX hits 2-year high
Germany's DAX rises above 7, 000 points for the first time since June 2008 as Germany rejects increasing support for struggling EU members.
Lenihan lays out austerity budget
Ireland's Finance Minister Brian Lenihan announces the austerity measures his government feels are needed to help save the country's economy.
Sounds of Sirens in Baghdad
A roadside bomb explodes next to a police patrol in central Baghdad wounding a police officer and two civilians. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Bomb attack on Lenin statue
A bomb destroys part of a Lenin statue near Saint Petersburg, the latest such attack on a monument to the founder of the Soviet Union
Tesco sees good growth overseas
Tesco, the world's third largest retailer, has seen third quarter sales boosted by overseas interest.
Indonesia's pilgrim volcano victims
Pilgrims to Hajj return to find their homes destroyed by the eruption of Mount Merapi in Indonesia.
Pakistanis mourn blast victims
Mourners hold a funeral in northwest Pakistan for the victims of a double suicide attack, while a new blast in the south targets a local official's convoy.
Talks fail to defuse Ivory Coast row
Talks brokered by former South African President Thabo Mbeki fail to defuse Ivory Coast's power struggle, with Gbagbo and Outtara both claiming the presidency.
Samsung : Q4 phone margins better
Samsung Electronics says Q4 handset profit margins will be higher than previous quarter, smartphones to outstrip total handset market's under 10 percent growth in 2011.
NATO responds to Albanian flooding
NATO begins airlift response to the worst flooding in Albania in recent history.
Ireland braced for scrooge Christmas
Ireland's government will unveil a record austerity budget later today, inflicting more pain on voters in an attempt to impress the IMF and EU and ensure quick access to their rescue funds.
SK evacuees, anti NK protests
South Korean evacuees are still living in shelters, protesters in Seoul make known their discontent.
Japan's corporate mood sours
Reuters Tankan survey shows Japanese manufacturers' sentiment souring in December, confidence may vanish by March next year.
"In the Name of God: Regulating Religion in Indian Elections"
A talk by Ronojoy Sen, Visiting Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy.
"A Sky to Fly: Archiving Women's Lives in Words and Images"
A talk by C.S. Lakshmi, founder and Director of Sound & Picture Archive for Research on Women (SPARROW) in Mumbai.
"The Informal Economy in Mexico"
Santiago Levy is Vice President for Sector and Knowledge at the Inter-American Development Bank and author of the book Good Intentions, Bad Outcomes: Social Policy, Informality and Economic Growth in Mexico. Mr. Levy speaks on the growth of Mexico’s informal economy.
"Aesthetics of Indian Art"
A talk by Ramachandran Nagaswamy, Director of Archaeology (retired) at the University of Kanchipuram.
Tax extension debate rages on
Economists say the extension of U.S. tax cuts will benefit the economy, but ordinary Americans wonder if the tax cuts, including those for wealthy Americans will be worth the eventual cost.