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The UK's newest Nobel laureate has already taken to the soapbox to admonish the government for "not valuing science highly enough," according to this report from the Guardian. Martin Evans, who directs the biosciences school at Cardiff university, is quoted as saying, "Science should be part of the understanding, the education of any educated man or woman and also of anybody who really is going to make decisions. At the moment unfortunately it isn't."

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