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Two Nuffield Research Placement students, sisters Ameeta and Aneeta Kumar, have been named UK Young Scientists of the Year 2014 after beating off competition from 4000 others and impressing the judges with their project on developing an early diagnostic tool for cancer.

Ameeta and Aneeta, who are pupils at Abbey School in Reading, carried out their project in the laboratory of Professor Ruth Muschel, under the direction of research scientists Dr Thomas Tapmeier and Ms Kamila Hussien, in the Department of Oncology, University of Oxford.

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