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BBC Dalek may yield new antibiotic

After sampling several sites around the BBC for the Swab & Send project’s hunt for a new antibiotic, Adam Rutherford heads to Dr Adam Roberts’ lab at University College London to hear the results. The samples have been cultured, and bacterial colonies taken from a Dalek who stands guard in Broadcasting House reception seem to be producing an interesting compound.

Photo credit: Fiona Roberts BBC

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