`Efficiency' may break up DNA fingerprinting team

March 1992
New Scientist;3/28/92, Vol. 133 Issue 1814, p18
Reveals that plans to move the central research laboratory of the Forensic Science Service from Aldermaston to Birmingham could break up the team that was instrumental in developing DNA fingerprinting. Number of staff; Seventy percent of the staff either opposed or refused to relocate; Britain could be in danger of losing its pivotal role in developing new technologies.


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