Getting Started: 5G in China, Cystic Fibrosis Drug, NaNoWriMo

Getting Started: 5G in China, Cystic Fibrosis Drug, NaNoWriMo

Skimm This - November 1, 2019 - 13:18

Earlier today, China turned on the fifth generation of super-fast Internet, AKA 5G. We’ll connect the dots between what the tech can do – for better and worse – and why there’s been a race to see who can press ‘on’ first. Meanwhile, a new drug treatment could change the lives of a lot of people with cystic fibrosis. We’ll explain why doctors are celebrating. Also on today’s show: we’re kicking off National Novel Writing Month, and saying goodbye to a gem in the UK Parliament. Here are those links we promised you about 5G health concerns, from The New York Times and the BBC.

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