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University to review its communications strategy

Sir Tim Hunt resigned from UCL following his comments Credit: PA

University College London is to review its communications strategy after the resignation of Sir Tim Hunt.

The Honorary Professor resigned after criticism of a speech in which he said women were hopeless at science.

The university's governmening body says the media interest was unprecedented, and recognises the distress caused to Sir Tim.

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Londoners found to be uncooperative, quarrelsome and irritable.

Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

If you want friendly neighbours, new advice is to avoid London and head north. A UK-wide personality survey by Cambridge University, of almost 400 thousand Brits, found Londoners to be uncooperative, quarrelsome and irritable. But it's not all bad - Londoners did score highly on social traits, suggesting that if you like to party - the capital is the place to be.

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Three London hospitals at forefront of genome project

Three London hospitals are at the forefront of genetic research as NHS England launches its 100,000 genomes project.

Three London hospitals at forefront of genome project. Credit: Reuters

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust have each been chosen as one of the 11 lead centres in England to help deliver the 100,000 Genomes Project.

It will see doctors sequence genomes from people with rare conditions and cancers and use that info to better diagnose diseases, personalise their treatments and carry out scientific research into better understanding genetic disease. It's the largest ever clinical application of genomic medicine in the world.

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