UK: BSE in sheep scientist blames other government department for mix-up
Last week, the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) was forced to admit that the scientific test results that prompted a panic over the slaughter of the national sheep flock due to BSE infection were fundamentally flawed. The scientist at the centre of the trials, which saw experts study 3,000 cows' brains instead of sheep brains, is now blaming a separate government laboratory for part of the mix-up.
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