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A MIDLOTHIAN scientist’s pioneering work has been recognised by a national institution.

Professor David Hume, director of The Roslin Institute, has been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in London.

Fellows are elected on the basis of their outstanding contribution to medical science or their innovative application of existing knowledge in the improvement of human welfare and health.

The Academy of Medical Sciences includes some of the greatest clinicians and scientists working in the UK today.

Professor Hume, who is among 44 new fellows, will be admitted to the Academy at a ceremony on June 26.