"This is incredibly exciting news and has the potential to make a huge difference to the way we treat patients in the future. Sequencing the genome will give us new insights into the way genetic diseases develop. In Newcastle the focus is on rare diseases and while these illnesses may be uncommon, their symptoms have a huge impact on the people who have them and their families. Unlocking the mechanisms involved gives them hope for the future."
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