- Two war journalists talk about the war in Afghanistan
A new poll of people in Afghanistan suggests a majority support increased troop numbers there. Two journalists who covered conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan talk about the challenges of working in Afghanistan and what the next stage of troop buildup will do.9:06 a.m.
John Burns: London bureau chief for the New York Times. He won a Pulitzer prize in 1997 for his reporting on the Taliban movement in Afghanistan.
Rajiv Chandrasekaran: Washington Post Senior Correspondent. He's the author of "Imperial Life in the Emerald City," the 2006 account of life in Baghdad's Green Zone.
- Inside the world of genetic medicine
Genetic medicine started as a subspecialty of pediatrics to identify and treat an inherited disease. As genomic science expands, and more rare diseases are discovered and understood, it has been brought to the forefront of preventive care.10:06 a.m.
Robert Marion, MD: Professor of pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is director of clinical genetics at both the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx and the Blythedale Children's Hospital in NY. His latest book is "Genetic Rounds."
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