Genetically Modified Tobacco Plants [Podcast]

Science Weekly is a regular weekly podcast from The Guardian which covers all the latest developments in the world of science and how it can be applied in today’s world.

We posted an article last month about antiviral drugs manufactured using genetically modified tobacco.  In the most recent episode of Science Weekly, Alok Jha meets Professor Julian Ma, the  molecular immunologist who is investigating whether genetically modified tobacco plants can be used to produce anti-HIV drugs.

Professor Ma and his team at St George’s Hospital Medical School in London have just received the green light in Europe to carry out a clinical trial of the antibody produced by his plants.

It’s available to listen to below, however you may wish to visit their page or subscribe to their podcast.

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