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Nick Robinson interviews Professor Sir Mark Caulfield

13 May 2020

Professor Sir Mark Caulfield, Co-Director of the WHRI and Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at Queen Mary University of London
Professor Sir Mark Caulfield, Co-Director of the WHRI and Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at Queen Mary University of London
This morning on BBC Radio 4 Today's Programme @BBCr4today
Nick Robinson interviewed Professor Sir Mark Caulfield from the The William Harvey Research Institute - Barts and The London.

Why do some people become very "ill with this infection & others have mild or asymptomatic courses"? "We want to read the whole genomes" of the two groups, differences may identify "new therapies".

Prof Sir Mark Caulfield @GenomicsEngland is also chief scientist at Genomics England, and said the study could pave the way for new targeted medicines.

"For the first time in a generation we face a global viral pandemic that is life-threatening for some people, yet others have a mild infection.

By reading the whole genome, we may able to identify variation that affects response to Covid-19 and discover new therapies that could reduce harm, save lives and even prevent future outbreaks."

#R4Today https://bbc.in/2WQIfGT