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U.K.'s Biomedical Agency Gets a Parliamentary Tongue-Lashing

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Science  28 Mar 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5615, pp. 1958-1959
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5615.1958a

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CAMBRIDGE, U.K.-- Britain's Medical Research Council, the main public funder of biomedical research, was forced to defend itself this week over charges ranging from making capricious funding decisions to inadequately consulting the research community over plans for the $70 million Biobank, a huge data repository on the genetics and lifestyle of the British population.