The £6.5 million The Newlife Birth Defects Research Centre will be home to three specialist teams who will examine ways to prevent birth defects - which affect 2% of European pregnancies.
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Noye, now 69, was convicted of murder in April 2000 and sentenced to life with a minimum term of 16 years.