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Research evidences that well-placed public-sector funding in life sciences drives considerable returns to the UK economy and society

BBSRC’s mission is to lead world-class 21st century bioscience and support the bioeconomy.

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Scientists in the Non-Vesicular Reference Laboratory (NVRL) at the BBSRC-funded Pirbright Institute have used genetic analyses and wind modelling to show that the 2016 bluetongue outbreak in Cyprus was caused by bluetongue virus serotype 8 (BTV-8).

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