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New Scientist: Forensic marriage could preserve the UK’s reputation

By Sunny May 21st, 2011 News No Comments

Shaoni Bhattacharya, contributor, New Scientist

This may not be Westminster Abbey, and there’s no Wills or Kate, declared veteran TV presenter Nick Ross at London’s Science Museum last night. But there is, he went on to say, a beautiful wedding in store.

After a long courtship the public and private sectors in forensic science in the UK and Ireland are coming together, said Ross, speaking at the launch of the Association of Forensic Science Providers (AFSP).

The launch is significant because the UK’s forensic services are in turmoil, and their future uncertain, because the government’s has announced that it will close its leading forensic research centre, the Forensic Science Service, in March next year. (more…)