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UK: 2019 in features


As the year draws to an end, our favourite long reads from Research Fortnight

1. Graphene: Running the show


The University of Manchester’s new innovation centre aims to bring a commercial ethos to the site of graphene’s discovery, Sophie Inge reports.


2. Iraq: Rising from the ashes

Mosul University’s English department is rebuilding itself after years of terror, with help from researchers at Lancaster.


3. Genetic sequencing: Numbers game

Genome sequencing is booming globally, but countries should work together rather than race each other, researchers in the field tell Ashleigh Furlong.


4. European elections: The disenfranchised

EU academics are furious after being denied their votes in the European Parliament elections.


5. Crime science: Putting crime under the microscope

On 26 April 1999, journalist Jill Dando was shot dead on the doorstep of her London home. The crime remains unsolved to this day.