From today's UK papers

November 15, 2000


Edinburgh University will announce a groundbreaking deal to borrow £40m through an unsecured loan - a possible blueprint for similar moves at English universities


Private fims, universities and charities are rushing to isolate and patent human genes


Leader arguing that patenting genes could benefit us all


Scientists at the University of the Sacred Heart in Piacenza, Italy, claimed that they were on the brink of creating a new type of garlic that keeps its flavour while leaving the breath fresh


An "avalanche" of biotechnology firms can be expected to leave Britain because of public hostility to genetic engineering, animal rights extremism and red tape, scientsts and business groups say


John Randall, chief executive of the quality assurance agency for higher education, has claimed that the recent criticism of "vacuous degrees" by the outgoing chief inspector of schools, Chris Woodhead, was "ill-informed, ill-considered and unconstructive". ( Guardian , Independent )

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