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University aims to lead diamond technology research

30 December 2013 Last updated at 17:57 GMT

A Midlands university has said it aims to become a "world leader" in developing diamond technology.

The University of Warwick has been awarded more than £7m to work with synthetic diamonds, a technology which is already in use in manufacturing.

Scientists believe it could also be used in treating cancers.

Ben Godfrey spoke to Prof Mark Newton and PhD student Ben Breeze.

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