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Gene editing promises scientific breakthrough; drug deaths on the rise; Team Talk; Birmingham and Bolton in Balti battle; sleep advice.

As scientists in the US develop a gene editing technique which could eventually be used to eradicate thousands of inherited diseases, could this breakthrough really be used to create so-called designer babies?

Four men are found guilty of plotting to carry out a terrorist attack in the UK, after a lengthy trial at the Old Bailey.

Why 40-somethings are increasingly at risk, as the number of deaths from legal and illegal drug poisoning reaches record levels in England and Wales.

Mark Clemmit & Chris Dunlavey cast their eye over the new Football League season in Team Talk; plus a preview of England's Euro 2017 semi-final with Jen O'Neill from She Kicks.

Plus: UK passengers flying to Europe face delays as a result of tighter security checks; The Duke of Edinburgh retires at the age of 96 after more than 22 thousand official engagements; and Birmingham & Bolton go head-to-head in the mother of all balti battles.

And sleep expert Professor Jim Horne joins Phil in the midnight hour to answer listeners' questions about how to enjoy better sleep.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Wed 2 Aug 2017 22:30


  • Wed 2 Aug 2017 22:30

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