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Britain to map 100,000 DNA code sequences

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 08:02

British scientists are to map 100,000 complete DNA code sequences in a project that will make the country a world leader in genetic research on cancer and rare diseases, the Prime Minister said.

`Ebola could be a threat to Britain`

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 12:42

The fatal Ebola virus, which has killed hundreds of people since February, could be a threat to Britain, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said.

Britain prepares to meet Ebola threat

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 20:14

Authorities in Britain will soon hold an emergency meeting to discuss the “threat” posed by the Ebola virus that has killed more than 670 people in West Africa, a government official said Wednesday.

UK to get world`s first three-parent babies by 2015

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 16:42

The UK government on Tuesday has finally given its nod to make the process legal across the country and the first three-parent baby can be born in Britain by next year.

One third adults in Britain have prediabetes

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 07:35

Prevalence of prediabetes in England rose rapidly from 2003 to 2011, with one in three adults on the cusp of developing type-2 diabetes, latest figures published in the British Medical Journal have revealed.

Indian origin doctor in Britain gets excellence award

Last Updated: Sunday, December 01, 2013, 19:46

An Indian origin doctor in Britain has received an excellence award for his work across the medical space.

Plain-pack cigarettes to be introduced in Britain

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 13:14

The government is set to announce the arrival of plain-packet cigarettes before the next general election in 2015, the Times reported on Thursday.

Britain unveils new scheme to curb drug prices

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 18:35

Britain`s Department of Health unveiled a new five-year scheme on Wednesday to curb prescription drug prices and ensure the state healthcare system gets good value for money.

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