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NOVA scienceNOW | Public Genomes, Algae Fuel, Mystery of the Gakkel Ridge, Yoky Matsuoka | PBS

Duration: 52:48 (Full Program)
Program: NOVA scienceNOW #406
Broadcast Date: Aug. 18, 2009

The implications of the personal genetic profile, which will predict a person’s chances of contracting one of several serious diseases; a visit to a Texas algae farm, where researchers are creating tailor-made algae cells to coax the fuel they want out of these little organisms, which just may be our biofuel future; scientists on an unprecedented journey to Gakkel Ridge, deep beneath the Arctic Ocean, which may help scientists determine if Europa, one of Jupiter’s many moons, could host life; and a profile of roboticist Yoky Matsuoka.

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Post Date: August 25, 2009