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Professor Paul Freemont speaks on BBC Inside Science

  • Posted on 27 October

The speed and ease of precise infection diagnosis could be transformed by synthetic biologists at Imperial College, London. Paul Freemont tells Adam about a simple DNA biosensor that turns green in the presence of a pneumonia-causing bacterium that is a particular problem for people with Cystic Fibrosis. He adds that the technology is adaptable to any kind of bacteria and may also aid efforts to curb the spread of antibiotic resistance.

The full recording is available here. Listen from 9:54 to hear Prof Fremont's views.

Paul is joined on this episode of Inside Science by Paul Godson, Michael McCarthy, Marnie Chesterton and Jakob Vinter.