Faroe Islands DNA Sequencing Plan Faces Skeptics

Feb. 25 (Bloomberg) -- The Faroe Islands, a tiny, windswept land halfway between Scotland and Iceland is so barren its 50,000 inhabitants import almost everything except fish and sheep. Now it wants to leap to the forefront of genetic medicine. A proposed plan would decipher the complete DNA sequence of every citizen, from its fishermen to the prime minister, using the data for medical treatment and research. Scientists already see the Faroes becoming a model for the use of human genomes. Bloomberg's John Lauerman reports. (Source: Bloomberg)

The Rise of South Korea's 'U-Turn Freshmen'
04:51 - South Korea has some of the most highly educated people in the world. More than half have a degree, and yet, the future is looking grim. Jobs are increasingly scarce, and youth unemployment is setting unwanted records. Bloomberg's Shery Ahn reports from Seoul. (Source: Bloomberg)
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