75,000 patients to have their DNA sequenced in four years in UK
August 1 , 2014
Around 75,000 patients with cancer and other diseases will have their DNA sequenced as part of a four-year project in Britain that aims to make far greater user of genetic data in the country’s health services.
Besides helping cancer patients, the 100,000 Genomes Project hopes to develop better diagnoses of rare diseases that are caused by mutating genes.
Prime Minister David Cameron said the UK “will be able to transform how devastating diseases are diagnosed and treated in the NHS and across the world.”