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Modified medicine.

  • Heap, Tom.
  • Audio

About this work


Tom Heap assesses whether or not the latest advances in genetic modification technology will meet the same opposition as the food crops modified previously. These new crops are aimed to meed medicinal needs - The European Union has awarded an eight million pound grant to fund research into genetically-modified plants intended to grow antibodies for vaccines to combat TB, rabies and eventually HIV. If this project is successful it will provide a far cheaper way of obtaining vaccines than those we currently use and could have a potentially liberating effect on poorer countries in the developing world where the need for vaccines is greatest.


London : BBC Radio 4, 2004.

Physical description

1 sound cassette (30 min.)



Broadcast on 12 August, 2004

Creator/production credits

Produced by Alasdair Cross. Presented by Tom Heap.

Copyright note

BBC Radio



  • English

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