From today's UK papers

November 15, 2000

FINANCIAL TIMES

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

THE GUARDIAN

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


THE INDEPENDENT

Leader arguing that patenting genes could benefit us all

DAILY TELEGRAPH

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

THE TIMES

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

MISCELLANY

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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