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Antibiotic discovery: Soil secrets

Researchers in Boston have made a literally ground-breaking discovery, which could lead to the development of a new generation of antibiotics.

The BBC's Fergus Walsh has been talking to members of the team at Northeastern University, who are creating new drugs by cultivating individual bacterial cells from samples of ordinary soil.

Watch the full story on Panorama: Antibiotic Apocalypse on Monday 18 May on BBC ONE at 20:30 BST or you can catch up on iPlayer.

  • 14 May 2015
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