From today's UK papers

July 5, 2001

Financial Times

Gene researchers from the public and private sectors are planning an ambitious new collaboration to map variations in human DNA.

Independent

Tony Blair has ordered the biggest-ever inquiry into discrimination against Britain's ethnic minorities in health, education and the workplace.

"Expensive, bureaucratic and suffering from an image problem, the Institute for Learning and Teaching has had a bad start." Lucy Hodges asks if it can recover.

Today's business students would rather work for themselves than the multi-nationals, a survey by the Association of Business Schools has found.

Daily Telegraph

Human clones could be "ticking timebombs" with hidden health defects that emerge only later in life, according to Dr Guido de Wert of the University of Maastricht.

Times

Ten per cent of 16-25s who live with their parents receive money from them. The figure rises to 23 per cent for those in full-time education, according to research by Sandra Hutton of the University of York.

Six aspiring journalists are winners of the Times Student Awards.

Miscellany

Women characters in children's storybooks fit 1940s stereotypes, being meek, gentle, ineffectual, rarely employed and wholly dependent on men, according to a study by Claire Etaugh of Bradley University in Illinois. Dr Etaugh presented her findings at the European Congress on Psychology in London. ( Independent , Daily Telegraph , Times )

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