17 May 2023

Science: Death cap mushroom antidote

From Nine To Noon, 11:45 am on 17 May 2023

Science correspondent Dr Siouxsie Wiles joins Kathryn to talk about a new study from Australian researchers into the death cap mushroom - responsible for 90 per cent of mushroom poisoning deaths. Could there be a potential antidote? And the first human pangenome has been published - it's made up of all the entire genes a particular group or species possess. What does it tell us about the diversity of our species? Associate Professor Dr Siouxsie Wiles is the head of Bioluminescent Superbugs Lab at the University of Auckland.