EU exit ‘risks British science’

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Prof Sir Paul Nurse has said that UK research would suffer if the country were to leave the EU.

A British exit would make it harder to get funding for science and sell “future generations short”, the Nobel Prize winner added.

But a group of scientists arguing to leave the EU counters that UK research would not be adversely affected.

They say British institutions would receive similar amounts of European funding as they do now.

A national referendum on the UK’s participation in the European Union is set for 23 June.

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