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)

BHP to Take a Charge of More Than $1B on Dam Spill
02:04 - BHP Billiton shares are up after it revealed a charge of more than $1B after last year's tailings dam spill in Brazil. Bloomberg's Paul Allen reports on "Daybreak Asia." (Source: Bloomberg)
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