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Resistance is far from futile

The race to develop effective treatments for evolving diseases tops today's agenda, writes Alison Goddard.

The threat posed by the emergence of infections that have become resistant to antibiotics will be examined today. Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust, is expected to warn that diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria may become more prevalent, in an interview scheduled for the high-profile ten-past-eight slot on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme this morning. 

At 9:15am the Commons science and technology committee is due to take evidence in its inquiry into antimicrobial (including antibiotic) resistance. It will hear from eight public health officials and academics, but not from Dr Farrar on this occasion.

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