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How does BBSRC work with policymakers across the world? Find out in this new series of articles.

Due to essential maintenance, the BBSRC website may be unavailable on Saturday 11 February 2017 between 09:00 and 14:00. This maintenance will also affect other Research Council websites.

2016 has been, to say the least, an eventful year for us all. We end it on a positive note, the government’s remarkable commitment to science and innovation – £2Bn extra funding per year by 2020 announced in the Autumn statement – is testament to the value that ministers see in supporting a vibrant, innovative and productive research base. And bioscience is certainly a key pillar in that.