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Involuntary Labmates

Many researchers in the UK will be forced to share lab space and basic equipment as the government there cuts funding for research, reports the Guardian's Ian Sample. Senior academics have said hard cuts to hardware and facilities budgets would "transform research in the UK," with some universities and centers hoarding equipment, leaving other researchers forced to scrounge for access to facilities and instruments, Sample says.

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