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Vets and microbiologists learn to map virus DNA

Veterinarians and microbiologists from Africa and Asia have been learning how to map the DNA of viruses at a workshop organised by the UN’s atomic energy agency, the IAEA.

Understanding DNA can give scientists important information to find a cure for a disease and even stop it from spreading.

It’s hoped the technique can be used to protect vulnerable livestock populations.

Steve Thachet reports from Vienna.

Duration: 3’15”