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Tributes to Nobel Prize winning Cambridge Scientist

Professor Sir John Sulston who has passed away. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Tributes have been paid to a Nobel Prize winning Cambridge scientist who's died at the age of 75.

Geneticist Professor Sir John Sulston headed Britain's contribution to mapping the genes which make up the human body. He also founded the Sanger Centre in Cambridge.

He had a burning and unrelenting commitment to making genome data open to all without restriction and his leadership in this regard is in large part responsible for the free access now enjoyed.

We all feel the loss today of a great scientific visionary and leader who made historic, landmark contributions to knowledge of the living world, and established a mission and agenda that defines 21st century science.

– Prof Sir Mike Stratton, director of the Wellcome Sanger Institute

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Norfolk hospital closes ward after flu outbreak

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital shut one ward as a precaution. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Visiting restrictions have been put in place at Norfolk's biggest hospital because of a flu outbreak.

The Norfolk and Norwich closed one ward as a precaution after patients arrived with the virus.

They're asking people not to visit unless absolutely necessary - and not to bring in children aged under 12.

“We are restricting visiting as a precaution as it is that time of year when we see flu circulating widely in the community.

"It is also important not to visit the hospital if you have any respiratory illness including coughs, colds and flu or have been in close contact with someone who has over the previous three days. Washing your hands with warm water and soap is also essential for all visitors."

– Frances Bolger, Acting Director of Nursing
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