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Coroners 'reject plea over vCJD'

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Coroners are refusing to test for an infection which causes vCJD - despite government pleas that it could help protect the public, the BBC has learnt. Michael Powers QC and Professor Graham Medley, of Warwick University, discuss whether doing such tests would undermine coroners' neutrality.

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