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badger cull

Bovine TB is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis), which can also infect and cause TB in badgers, deer and other mammals. The government recently proposed a cull of badgers in two areas in England, Gloucestershire and West Somerset, in attempt to control the impact of bovine TB. read more

novel ‘legal highs’ in the UK

This Factsheet will focus on novel laboratory-made compounds which have recently made their way into the UK market, often referred to as ‘designer drugs’ read more

mitochondrial DNA

Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is DNA contained in the mitochondria in our cells – these are the energy-generating structures commonly referred to as the ‘batteries’ or ‘powerhouses’ of the cells – and mutations can lead to debilitating diseases. read more

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