July 4th, 2017
Episode 1081 of 1091 episodes
We hear how medicine targeted at an individual's genome could transform healthcare. Peter Donnelly is chief executive of Genomics. Also in the programme, it's estimated that around nine per cent of cigarettes smoked in Europe are illegal. Cathy Haenlein is a research fellow at the British defence and security think tank RUSI, and tells us about the implications. The Tanzanian parliament has passed new mining laws it hopes will change the relationship with foreign mining firms operating in the country, as the BBC's Sammy Awami explains. We hear about an influx of Iranian tourists to Armenia, following visa changes in the country. Plus, the BBC's Theo Leggett reports on a high-tech system for transporting seriously ill newborn babies, made by the Williams racing team using Formula 1 technology.
Welcome to the Brain Training Podcast, the daily audio workout for your head. In this podcast we have two games for you, each with three rounds which get progressively harder. To enjoy the full experience, relax, and avoid distractions whilst you listen.