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expert reaction to Nobel Prize in Chemistry award

Reactions to the news that the Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to three scientists for ‘harnessing the power of evolution’, including Sir Gregory Winter from the Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge. read more

expert reaction to today’s clarification of the anti-lobbying clause

The government has clarified in the House of Lords that it does not intend for the proposed anti-lobbying clause to cover academic researchers funded through the Department for Business Innovation & Skills, the research councils or national academies, and will consult further and make another announcement by May 1st. read more

expert reaction to modelling study looking at Zika infection and microcephaly cases in the 2013-14 Zika outbreak in French Polynesia

A group of scientists have published their work in The Lancet journal in which they retrospectively analysed data from a previous Zika outbreak in French Polynesia. In their follow up modelling study they reported Zika virus infection during the first trimester of pregnancy led to higher than expected rates of microcephaly. The association between Zika virus infection and microcephaly, however, has not been precisely quantified. read more

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