Assurances Sought

While the Brexit vote presents a challenge to British research and innovation, seven UK academies say in a joint statement they are stepping up to keep science there at the cutting edge. The academies include the Academy of Medical Sciences, the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Royal Irish Academy, and the Learned Society of Wales.

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