Deploying Genomics to Combat Tuberculosis

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For this episode of Health Care X-ray, I had the fantastic opportunity to talk to Philip Butcher, Professor of Molecular Medical Microbiology at St. George’s, University of London.

Professor Butcher was able to tell me about his fascinating research and the wide breadth of his ongoing work in the rapidly evolving field of genomics and tuberculosis (TB) research. This included discussing his collaboration with healthcare teams at St. George’s Hospital to provide a unique advanced diagnostic service using the bacteria’s DNA, his contribution in the development of much needed new antibiotics to combat TB, and his role in an ongoing effort to develop a new, portable, diagnostic tool for TB using advances in genomics.