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Row over vCJD testing

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A row has broken out between the government and coroners over testing for the human form of mad cow disease.

Scientific advisers from the Department of Health want routine testing in autopsies to detect cases of variant CJD, but coroners say they need more resources.

Pallab Ghosh reports.

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