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Understanding how cells function and interact with their environment, and how organisms form, grow and develop.
Sharing data helps researchers to access and build on new information and knowledge.
The European Union supports science through legislation, funding opportunities and programmes to help cross-border collaboration.
Understanding how genes, proteins and other molecules work together to perform the functions of life and what happens when these functions go wrong.
Understanding endemic and epidemic infections, such as malaria and HIV, and the role of the immune system in health and disease.
Science policy affects a broad range of issues, ranging from data sharing and gene editing, to intellectual property and regulation.
Understanding the brain and mind, and investigating conditions such as dementia, depression and schizophrenia.
Open access ensures that original research publications are available to everyone to read and re-use for free.
Understanding how the human body works, and the mechanisms of diseases such as diabetes, obesity and stroke.
Understanding the causes and consequences of health and disease in populations.
Public engagement involves conversations about science and health research in unexpected places and surprising ways.
Regulation creates an environment where research and innovation can flourish.
The UK has a world-leading research environment.
Young people's understanding of science is shaped by their experiences, both inside and outside of school.
Zika is a mosquito-borne virus which has been linked with severe birth defects in babies.