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The test that could save millions from drinking arsenic

3 September 2019

Professor Joanne Santini (UCL Structural & Molecular Biology) talks about her discovery of an arsenic-eating bacterium, affectionately known as Mr Tickle, which is being used to detect arsenic in drinking water and could help to prevent mass poisoning in Bangladesh.

Listen: BBC World Service’s ‘People Fixing the World’ (from 9 mins 38 secs)