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  • Cool genes

    Isolated Iceland is a world hub for genetic research. Combine its unique gene pool with eight centuries of genealogy records, and you have a treasure trove of genetic information. Reporter Meg Tirrell goes to Reykjavik and finds researchers are exploring this genetic data to help develop new medicines to fight chronic diseases.

  • REYKJAVIK, Iceland— When an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees "Solarfri" posted, they need no further explanation for the empty premises: The word means "when staff get an unexpected afternoon off to enjoy good weather." Former President Vigdis Finnbogadottir told The Associated Press that Iceland must take steps to protect its language.

  • Iceland: Genealogists' heaven

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports on the genetic and genealogical studies happening in Iceland.

  • Why Iceland is a key player in genetic sequencing projects

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell takes a look at why Iceland has become a massive genetic hub.

  • Why Iceland's unique properties make it a goldmine for genetics research

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell provides a look at why the tiny country has become a massive genetic hub.

  • Coins of Iceland. Mountain giant landvaettir depicted in the Icelandic one krona coin (1987).

    Iceland is considering pegging its crown to a major currency, its finance minister said on Saturday, amid concerns the economy may overheat.

  • Russia, Iceland & Finland leaders discuss Russian Arctic claims

    At the Arctic: Territory of Dialogue forum, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Finland President Sauli Niinistö, and Iceland President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson speak about Russia's claims of Arctic territory.

  • Putin: We'll work with Trump to fight ISIS

    At the Arctic: Territory of Dialogue forum, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Finland President Sauli Niinistö, and Iceland President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson speak about combatting global terrorism.

  • Putin: We have a right to develop our own military activities

    At the Arctic: Territory of Dialogue forum, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Finland President Sauli Niinistö, and Iceland President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson speak about Russian military buildup in the Arctic and cooperation with other militaries.

  • Iceland President: We need to respect international law and treaties

    At the Arctic: Territory of Dialogue forum, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Finland President Sauli Niinistö, and Iceland President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson speak about international relations.

  • Finland President: US-Russian relations of huge interest to other countries

    At the Arctic: Territory of Dialogue forum, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Finland President Sauli Niinistö and Iceland President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson discuss U.S.-Russia relations and the global effects of tensions in the relationship.

  • Vladimir Putin

    At the Arctic: Territory of Dialogue forum, Russian President Vladimir Putin, answers a question on his involvement in Russian hacking of the U.S. elections.

  • Putin: Russia wants friendly relations with US

    At The Arctic: Territory of Dialogue forum, Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks about U.S.-Russia relations.

  • Iceland is not endorsing Russia's position on matters outside Arctic Council: Foreign minister

    Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson, Icelandic minister for foreign affairs, says that security concerns are not impacting his country's relations with Russia at the International Arctic Forum.

  • NEW YORK, March 27- Waiting until you are retired to travel to all your bucket list destinations? That is what helped spur Valerie Jalufka into action. She has also gone on safari in Tanzania, and visited everywhere from Tasmania to Tierra del Fuego, often with the tour operator Abercrombie& Kent.

  • NEW YORK, March 27- Waiting until you are retired to travel to all your bucket list destinations? That is what helped spur Valerie Jalufka into action. She has also gone on safari in Tanzania, and visited everywhere from Tasmania to Tierra del Fuego, often with the tour operator Abercrombie& Kent.

  • NEW YORK, March 27- Waiting until you are retired to travel to all your bucket list destinations? That is what helped spur Valerie Jalufka into action. She has also gone on safari in Tanzania, and visited everywhere from Tasmania to Tierra del Fuego, often with the tour operator Abercrombie& Kent.

  • NEW YORK, March 27- Waiting until you are retired to travel to all your bucket list destinations? That is what helped spur Valerie Jalufka into action. She has also gone on safari in Tanzania, and visited everywhere from Tasmania to Tierra del Fuego, often with the tour operator Abercrombie& Kent.

  • NEW YORK, March 27- Waiting until you are retired to travel to all your bucket list destinations? That is what helped spur Valerie Jalufka into action. She has also gone on safari in Tanzania, and visited everywhere from Tasmania to Tierra del Fuego, often with the tour operator Abercrombie& Kent.

  • NEW YORK, March 27- Waiting until you are retired to travel to all your bucket list destinations? That is what helped spur Valerie Jalufka into action. She has also gone on safari in Tanzania, and visited everywhere from Tasmania to Tierra del Fuego, often with the tour operator Abercrombie& Kent.