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Great idea: what a fuss about a swab

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  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

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  • Section 45 is one of only two sections of the Act extending to Scotland.

  • Human Tissue Act 2004 (ethical approval, exceptions from licensing and supply of information about transplants) Regulations 2006: para 2.

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