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The ability to predict the location and strength of earthquakes has long been the ambition of many scientists. Professor Panayotis Varatsos of Athens University feels he has finally hit upon a solution to the problem.
Presenter David Malone investigates his controversial claims.
Plus, a look at weeds, a major cause of lost productivity on farms. Plant breeders and chemists are joining forces to create new strains of crop plants that are resistant to herbicides, but the underlying fear is that the gene that makes them resistant could get into the weed plants as well.
Also on the programme is
Robert Cooke-Deegan of the US National
Academy of Sciences. He explores the implications of the commercial race to patent the human genetic blueprint.
Series producer David Paterson ; Executive producer AlexGraham Stereo Subtitled ................


Unknown: Professor Panayotis Varatsos
Presenter: David Malone
Unknown: Robert Cooke-Deegan
Producer: David Paterson

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