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UK business and research groups worry about 'prescriptive' data protection reforms

UK business groups are concerned that reforms to EU data protection laws will be too "prescriptive", according to a new report. 19 Dec 2014

EU court ruling could make it easier to get patents for cell therapies, says expert

A ruling by the EU's highest court should make it easier for biotech companies to obtain patents for inventions from human embryonic stem cell research, an expert has said. 18 Dec 2014

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Need to repeat “inadequate consultation” could further delay NHS data-sharing programme

NHS England’s planned national patient data collection scheme could be further delayed after a group of politicians and healthcare professionals found that the public has been “inadequately consulted” in the early stages of the project. 15 Dec 2014

Growth of business R&D expenditure slows in EU

EU businesses increased their investment in research and development (R&D) by 2.6% on average in 2013, but the rate of growth in R&D expenditure was lower than the previous year, according to the European Commission. 05 Dec 2014

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