New Research Centre Opening In London

25 October 2012, 11:43 | Updated: 25 October 2012, 11:45

A multi-million pound research centre dedicated to investigating birth defects is being opened in London.

The Newlife Birth Defects Research Centre is Europe's first centre to examine the diagnosis and treatment of birth defects.

The centre is based at University College London's Institute of Child Health.

It has been funded through donations given to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.

The £6.5 million centre will be home to three specialist teams who will examine ways to prevent birth defects.