£100m project to map DNA

Up to 100,000 patients with cancer and rare diseases are to have their DNA fully mapped as part of a drive to revolutionise NHS treatment.

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Cameron: 'DNA database can help us crack cancer'

Prime Minister David Cameron has said a £100 million investment in a DNA database will help to crack cancer and put Britain at the forefront of biotechnology.

He said: "We want to crack cancer and the DNA database can help us to do that. But we also want to keep Britain at the absolute forefront of biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry. We can be a real world leader in this."

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