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Singapore biomedical ethics centre made WHO collaborating centre

Published on Apr 2, 2014 3:05 PM

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A biomedical ethics centre here, which studies such ethical questions, has now received international recognition from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The Centre for Biomedical Ethics at the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Yong Loo Lin medical school was on Wednesday designated a WHO collaborating centre. This means it agrees to do research aligned with the global health body's goals.

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