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Chief scientist will also be director general for science, technology, analysis, research and strategy
Patrick Vallance aims to address "misconceptions" about science advice
Track-and-trace app being trialled now will do "heavy lifting" once social-distancing measures are lifted, science adviser says
Ramping up testing now a priority for ‘data-driven’ strategy, chief scientist tells MPs
The government’s Covid-19 response has been driven by expert advice, in a way that isn’t always clear in public policy. Can it stay that way throughout the crisis?
Covid-19 strategy aims to reduce the peak of the outbreak, “not to suppress it completely", Patrick Vallance says
Chancellor says government will boost R&D spending to £22bn a year by 2024-25
Policy Exchange urges government to get on with setting up UK ARPA as science minister Chris Skidmore says it could be formed this year
Sir Patrick Vallance also said he wanted half of all fast streamers to have science backgrounds
As 2020 approaches, senior figures from across government reflect on their highlights and challenges of 2019, look ahead to the next 12 months and share their favourite festive memories
Patent-winning polymath Phillippa Spencer lands double win at UK celebration
Sir Ian Boyd gives warning days before his departure as Defra chief scientist
Former civil servant Steve O'Neil takes a fresh look at the appliance of science at the heart of government
Henderson will succeed Sir Ian Boyd in October