by Jim Lehrer, Online NewsHour, Public Broadcasting Service (US)
16 February 2005
Scientists tap reef for medical advances
Scientists around the world are looking to coral reefs for the next big medical breakthrough. Correspondent Betty Ann Bowser explores the potential of these "rainforests of the sea" to provide the raw materials for life-saving drugs. Profiles the research of the Australian Institute of Marine Science on the Great Barrier Reef. Video clip and audio clip as well as educational material on the PBS web site.