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UK to revolutionise fight against cancer and rare diseases

1 August 2014

The UK is set to become the world leader in ground-breaking genetic research into cancer and rare diseases, which will transform how diseases are diagnosed and treated, thanks to a package of investment worth more than £300 million, the Prime Minister announced today.

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.

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