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Blakemore asks for the MRC budget to be doubled

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 11 December 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1363
  1. Geoff Watts
  1. London

    Twenty years of relative neglect of the university sector has lead to a degradation of its infrastructure, Professor Colin Blakemore, chief executive of the Medical Research Council (MRC), told the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee this week.

    Questioned about the state of research in Britain today, Professor Blakemore said: “The strength of British biomedical research is that we live in a culture that places a value on scholarship and individual effort.” “Unfortunately,” he …

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