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Walport named as next UK chief scientific adviser

Mark Walport has been named as the United Kingdom’s next chief scientific adviser. Walport, a professor of medicine, has been director of the Wellcome Trust, the United Kingdom’s largest medical charity, since 2003. He will replace John Beddington, a population biologist who has been in the adviser post since 2008. Walport’s term begins in April 2013.

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