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Coroners 'reject plea over vCJD'


Coroners say that checking for the infection that causes vCJD could undermine their neutrality. Science correspondent Pallab Ghosh reports on claims from scientists that the checks during post-mortem examinations could help find out how many people in the population have the infection without knowing it.

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