The university sector has high debts and faces increasing commercial pressure, potential falls in student numbers and a possible reduction in tuition fees. At the same time, it seems that government bail outs will end.
The Court of Appeal held a school had 'reasonable and proper cause' to suspend a teacher pending a formal investigation into misconduct allegations and that suspension was not, in the circumstances, a breach of contract.
Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco have found that the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen and aspirin, boosted survival rates in head and neck cancer sufferers from 25% to 78%.
After the successful sequencing of 100,000 genomes thanks to the 100,000 Genomes Project, NHS England is seeking to take its next step in genetic analysis towards a deeper understanding of personalised medicine through the use of DNA kits.
A scientist called He Jiankui has shocked the science world with claims that he has produced the world's first genetically edited babies - Lulu and Nana. He also claims a second patient is in early pregnancy.