NHS launches genetic sequencing centres

Clinics aim to recruit 100,000 with rare diseases or cancer

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Is the west clinically depressed?

The less we grow, the more we squabble over budgets

Biotechnology: A breakthrough for blood cancer?

A new product has demonstrated its potential to provide immune protection without causing ‘graft versus host disease’

Getting under your skin: Microscopy

A new technique helps experts see images of the skin’s nervous system clearly, and is opening up more possibilities for future applications

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Animal behaviour: anything but birdbrained

Intriguing experiments reveal that birds conform to new foraging methods adopted by the majority

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Second time lucky in biotech

Using funds rather than picking stocks has improved my returns

Unilever drops mayonnaise fight

Giant withdraws suit against egg-free producer start-up

Judgment opens way for stem-cell patents

Lawyers describe EU court ruling as boost for medical research

Digital upstarts risk crashing back down

Advantages may prove shortlived as competition between platforms intensifies

BTG May 2006.Dr Louise Makin

BTG’s Makin transforms fast-growing group

UK healthcare company focuses on buying in specialist treatments

Car fuel cell pioneer looks for spark

State initiative poised to help rev up Intelligent Energy project

Ministers unveil £6bn science strategy

Critics say more funds needed for research and development

Barclays says universal banking is ‘dead’

Chief executive says investment needed is big challenge

Juno IPO highlights latest buzz in US biotech

Cell therapy specialist poised for listing as sector draws investors

Investors bank on Lending Club success

IPO price surge suggests the market sees an Alibaba in the making

Small-cap Week, December 13

IGas Energy, Motive Television, Iomart and Zytronic

Stephen Hawking: Superhero of science

The life and works of the astrophysicist enthral the public in his bestsellers and on the big screen

Chinese dating app shares surge on debut

Shares in Tinder-like service Momo surge 26% on Nasdaq debut

Risks high for Microsoft amid cloud gains

Technology group begins to cut the Windows cord

Apple supplier Wintek closes China plants

Touchscreen maker axes 7,000 jobs and leaves creditors chasing debts

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