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Almost two months after the announcement that Liberia was officially free of Ebola, the discovery of the body of a teenage boy who died from the virus, and reports of additional cases, mean that the virus has returned. Identifying where the virus came from will be crucial to efforts to eliminate the risk of further cases. Genetic profiling of the virus, on the ground in the most affected areas, using the latest technologies, is helping to map the spread of the virus. Knowledge about the direction of virus movements will ultimately enable officials to implement effective control measures.
Plagued by delays and an aborted flight, a plane powered entirely by solar energy has embarked upon the flight leg that will hopefully see it cross the Pacific Ocean. Leaving Japan on Sunday and bound for Hawaii the plane, Solar Impulse, is now reportedly past the point of ‘no return’ on its five day and night journey. As part of its epic round the world journey the plane will hav