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By Anjana Ahuja   January 2010

Cardiff has become the epicentre of an outbreak of Tamiflu-resistant swine flu, with three patients at the University Hospital of Wales reported to have caught the bug from two others. The human-to-human transmission of a resistant strain is an important step in the evolution of the pandemic, but doctors are not panicking—yet. The sufferers all had serious underlying health problems and the flu epidemic may already have peaked in the northern hemisphere.

Evolution will be a compulsory subject in primary schools from 2011, following a letter from 25 scientists to Ed Balls. Faith schools must also comply, although they…

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