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Nurse says UK should ‘double R&D funding within 10 years’

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Crick Institute director says UK government research funding is “not consistent” with science superpower ambitions

Paul Nurse has called for a doubling in government funding for research and development in order to catch up with spending levels in other countries.

“It is perfectly realistic for [government] to have a significantly above inflation increase for the next five to seven years” in order to catch up, Nurse told journalists at a press briefing on 7 March.

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