From today's UK papers

November 27, 2000


Scientists at Cambridge University have come up with the technology and funding to make ultra-cheap microchips from plastic, hastening the day when even the most humble items can be made "intelligent".


Alexander McCall, the vice-chairman of the Human Genetics Commission, asks how private is our genetic blueprint, if scientists, police and insurers all get to see it?


Single women earn as much as similarly qualified single men, according to research from the Civitas think tank that questions many of the assumptions behind alleged inequality at work.


The government's decision to allow insurance companies to demand the results of genetic tests could drive research abroad, say scientists who pioneered the Human Genome Project.

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