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December 13th, 2010
12:52 PM ET

THE BIG I: Super-Fast DNA Testing

Today's Big I is all about new technology that allows scientists to test for disease much faster than ever before and then use that technology to make weather-type maps showing routes.  This will all help prevent major outbreaks.  The technology was developed by Pacific Biosciences.

To read even more about this research, click here.

To check out this and other research at Pacific Biosciences, click here.

Filed under: Ali Velshi • Anchors • The Big I
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  1. Hosea Knox

    This whole arrgument seems senseless to me. If we had the 'public option' in medical care, we could pay for the cost of medical care though a group policy. This is a capitalistic system we live in, a public option is nothing more than capitalism at work. All those nay sayers out there should rethink their idea of what a Public option realy means.

    December 13, 2010 at 1:20 pm |
  2. Hosea Knox

    A penalty for not buying medical insurance., I think we should give this more deliberate thought. In many states across our fair land, auto insurance is required. If one does not have it and an accident comes about, there are plenty of penalties. There are very good drivers and very bad drivers. Becasue one is healty and thinks he\she does not need medical insurance, think again. Accident happen all the time and so does illness.

    December 13, 2010 at 1:47 pm |