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MPs call for action to improve clinical trial setup and transparency

September 18, 2013

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The Commons Science and Technology Committee has published its report on clinical trials following the inquiry it held earlier this year. It has made a number of recommendations to improve the conduct of clinical trials in the UK and increase public trust and awareness.

Review finds EU and UK powers in health fairly balanced

July 24, 2013

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The Department of Health has published its report of the balance of EU competencies in health.

HFEA and HTA to remain separate

July 17, 2013

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The two regulators will remain separate but must improve how they work and make savings, the government has announced.

Animal research procedures rise by 8%

July 16, 2013

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The latest government figures show a rise in animal procedures for research, largely due to increasing use of GM mice. However, excluding the breeding of these mice, animal procedures dropped by 2% compared to 2011.

How can the EU better support research? Have your say

July 11, 2013

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BIS is reviewing the balance of EU and UK powers affecting research and innovation. We would like to hear from you to shape what we say.

New organisation launched to lead genomics in the NHS

July 8, 2013

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Genomics England will integrate genomic services into NHS care and support further research into the genetic causes of disease by linking genetic data with patient records.

Government sets out plans to invest in medical research infrastructure

July 1, 2013

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The Treasury has published an outline of its priorities for capital investment over the next seven years including infrastructure projects to support medical research.