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in universities and hospitals, in our own units, centres and institutes in the UK,
and in our units in Africa.


Just 8.2 per cent of our DNA is ‘functional’

24 July 2014

Only 8.2% of human DNA is likely to be doing something important – is ‘functional’ – say researchers at the MRC Functional Genomics Unit.

Survey seeks to identify vulnerable research skills in the UK

24 July 2014

MRC and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), in association with the Society of Biology, are holding a consultation with the UK bioscience and medical science research communities regarding emerging or existing strategic research skills and capabilities.

Seven pharma companies offer up compounds to UK researchers

21 July 2014

UK researchers will be granted access to a ‘virtual library’ of deprioritised pharmaceutical compounds through a new partnership between the MRC and seven global drug companies, announced today by Business Secretary Vince Cable.

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