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UK biosecurity laboratories still liable to outbreaks of highly-dangerous pathogens, MPs claim
UK ‘in danger of biosecurity outbreak’

There is still a risk to the UK of outbreaks of highly-dangerous pathogens due to a lack of investment in biosecurity, an influential committee of MPs has said. The innovation, universities, science and skills (IUSS) committee said on Monday several high containment facilities are in need of “significant investment”. Its report singles out the Institute… Read more »

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Brown backs hybrid embryo research

Gordon Brown has called on MPs to back the use of animal-human embryo research. The Commons will consider the human fertilisation and embryology bill in its committee stage tomorrow and on Tuesday. In a personal defence of the controversial practice in an article published in the Observer today Mr Brown declared his impassioned support for… Read more »

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