Midmorning ceased broadcast on February 20, 2012 and was replaced by The Daily Circuit.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

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  • The controversial connection between race, genetics and medicine
    As scientists explore the human genome and medicines tailored to particular genes, a provocative question emerges about whether there is a genetic marker that could explain why some treatments work better for different racial groups. And some say the narrow focus on race misses the point of social disparities and what we now know about genetics.9:06 a.m.
    Dorothy Roberts: Professor of law at Northwestern University. She's author of "Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction and the Meaning of Liberty." (1997)
    David Goldstein: Professor of genetics at Duke University and the author of "Jacob's Legacy: A Genetic View of Jewish History." (2008).
  • The quest to cure the world
    Acclaimed author Tracy Kidder on Paul Farmer, a doctor credited with improving the health of thousands of people in Haiti and around the world.10:06 a.m.
    Tracy Kidder: Tracy Kidder is the author, most recently, of "Mountains Beyond Mountains." His awards include the Pulitzer Prizeand a National Book Award.

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