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A research scientist works in a gene sequencing centre. A full genome can now be sequenced in a few days for less than £1,000
Experts believe entire population of Britain could benefit within a generation
Debris at the crash site of the Air Algerie flight AH5017 in Mali's Gossi region, west of Gao.
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US President Barack Obama is worried that the conflict in Gaza could lead to many more deaths
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Patrick Cockburn reports as the Islamist force extends its self-styled caliphate and consolidates its previous gains
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A tiger at India’s Ranthambore National Park where four new sanctuaries and a ‘tiger corridor’ have been approved to stem the animal’s decline
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A steep rise in prison violence is the logical consequence of too little funding and too many inmates

The punishment of serious offenders does not require them, and their keepers, to be subject to a routinely violent environment. That, however, is the reality in many of these institutions, according to the Ministry of Justice’s own executive agency. Even three new jails opened during the life of the Coalition Government have sunk into the lower categories for welfare and security. Overall, serious assaults are up by 30 per cent in a year, and suicides, self-harm and absconding are all on the rise. Hardly a holiday camp.


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