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Forensics closure threatens research, says DNA pioneer

Alec Jeffries, a geneticist at the University of Leicester and inventor of DNA fingerprinting, has said the closure of the Forensic Science Service in March will threaten UK’s ability to stay at the forefront of forensic research.

Jeffries made the comment ahead of a lecture on genetic fingerprinting at the Royal Society of Chemistry on 1 March. The talk coincides with Jeffries becoming an honorary fellow of the society.

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