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Close to the edge

Stevenage, Hertfordshire. A concrete jungle 20 miles outside the M25, with little to impress passers-by besides a cinema and bowling alley. But hidden within this mass of grey buildings, fast roads and stark lighting is GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) research and development (R&D) hub, a state of the art facility which houses thousands of square metres of laboratory, hundreds of world class scientists, and a robot called Baxter.

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