This is one area we should all be interested in. Medical treatment is changing all
the time. Researchers are finding ways to keep us alive much longer than previous
generations. Some of the deadly diseases of the past are no longer a great concern. But there are new diseases discovered every day, and treatments change. Select one of these topics or another—viral or bacterial diseases may be a topic you would like to learn about. Our person this time is Antonia Novello. She was responsible for the government's big campaign against teen smoking and drinking. Today she works with children with AIDS. There are other important medical researchers, including biotechnologists. This is an important field. Find out more.
Topic covered in this unit are:
Genes and Heredity