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British pharmaceutical companies say they are facing a skills shortage in a new report. According to Reuters, the companies add that this shortage could affect investment in and success of the UK life sciences sector.

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry says that firms could seek workers from abroad because of the dearth of job candidates with the needed biology and math skills.

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Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

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