The NHS is to set up 11 centres to unlock the secrets of DNA and help develop tests and drugs to target cancer and rare genetic diseases.
Eleven NHS hospitals across England have been selected to begin recruiting 75,000 patients to have their genetic codes sequenced.
As part of the 100,000 Genomes Project, the 'Genomic Medicine Centres' (GMCs) will focus on patients with a rare disease and their relatives, and patients with cancer. The hospitals are:
- East of England NHS GMC
- South London NHS GMC
- North West Coast NHS GMC
- Greater Manchester NHS GMC
- University College London Partners NHS GMC
- North East and North Cumbria NHS GMC (will recruit patients with a rare disease only)
- Oxford NHS GMC
- South West Peninsula NHS GMC
- Wessex NHS GMC
- Imperial College Health Partners NHS GMC
- West Midlands NHS GMC
Airport ground handling workers will not go on strike tomorrow as planned.
The strike was called off by Unite union after a new pay offer was made.
Union members working for dnata at Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester had been due to walk out tomorrow, but will be balloted on revised proposals.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, MP for Sheffield Hallam, said the shooting death of a 22-year-old man in the city centre, was a "tragedy" and urged anyone with information to talk to the police.
In a message on Twitter, Mr Clegg said he was "shocked to hear what happened."
A charity with links to the New York Yankees baseball team will support the family of one of the police officers who was shot dead at the weekend, according to a local media report.
The report says the foundation will pay for the education of the two sons of Rafael Ramos.
The Yankee Silver Shield Foundation was set up because Yankees owner George Steinbrenner wanted to do something to help the family of another police officer who was killed in the line of duty 32 years ago.
It continues to support the families of New York City police officers, firemen and Port Authority employees.
Cristina de Borbon, sister of Spain's King Felipe, has been ordered to stand trial on charges of tax fraud.
The charges were brought as part of an investigation into the business dealings of Cristina's husband, former Olympic handball player Inaki Urdangarin, who is accused of embezzling millions in public funds through his non-profit Noos Foundation.
It will be the first time a member of the Spanish royal family has sat in the dock. Princess Cristina and her husband have both denied wrongdoing.
A man has died after he was shot with a Taser by police responding to reports of a house burglary.
Staffordshire Police said officers discharged the weapon after being called to an address in Audley Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, just after 1am.
A force spokesman said the occupants were not at home at the time, but police arrive to find a man inside.
He said: "During the incident, a Taser was discharged by officers and the man was taken to a police vehicle."
The man then became "unresponsive" and, despite treatment by paramedics, he died.
The Conservative party has defended its record on street lighting after a Labour survey showed that three-quarters of English councils are switching off or dimming some street lights at night.
A court in Australia has ordered bail revoked for the wife of Man Haron Monis, a self-styled Sheikh who stormed a Sydney cafe at gunpoint last week, sparking a 16-hour hostage crisis that left three people dead, including the gunman.
Amirah Droudis, on bail after being charged with the stabbing death of Monis' former wife who was found set alight in a Sydney apartment block, was ordered by a Sydney court to return to jail to await trial.
Monis, who had been charged as an accessory to the murder, had also been free on bail.
Chief Magistrate Graeme Henson cited Droudis' prior convictions, the particularly heinous nature of the alleged offence and the slight possibility she might skip bail as factors in deciding to remand her in custody until trial.