MRC’s location problems
A plan to relocate Britain’s largest biomedical research unit is running into difficulties: London’s high prices. The National Institute for Medical Research, known for its work on infectious diseases, is slated to move from its 1950s suburban digs to a modern building in the center of London by 2012. However, its parent agency, the Medical Research Council, disclosed last week that this plan is being reworked to reduce its cost. Critics say that this problem could have been foreseen when the project was initially started.