February 21, 2001
Remember that endless barrage of childhood inoculations -- smallpox, rubella, polio, etc., and then all the boosters? Scientists now have a better way: combine the vaccines' DNA with something more palatable than a hypodermic needle, say a potato.  Or a banana. Disease control in convenient snack form. Dr. Charles Arntzen leads the research at Cornell University. He explains how he manipulates the plants' DNA to create anitgens within the foods.

Heather Newman is technology writer for the "Detroit Free Press". She talks with Todd today about computer software to manage your money, including Microsoft Money and Quicken.  She also talks about the online dating phenomenon, and the dating sites available on the Internet. She discusses safe ways to meet someone in person if you decide you're interested. 

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