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PM hopes to make Britain 'world leader in genetics'

Prime Minister David Cameron hopes Britain will become a world leader in genetic research after unveiling a "landmark" £300 million project which will map 100,000 complete DNA code sequences.

The study, which will be completed in 2017, aims to lead the way in research on cancer and rare diseases and could be pivotal to the development of future personalised treatments, which has the potential to revolutionise medicine.

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Father hopes project can help his daughter in the future

Edward Sherley-Price, whose 11-year-old daughter Alysia has been diagnosed with a genetic condition, said he hopes a "landmark" genome project will help her in the future.

Mr Sherley-Price told Good Morning Britain, "Now we've got this diagnosis we are at the very first rung of possibly many rungs of the ladder.

"With the genome project we can really think about ... focusing on the research on the condition that Alysia has got.

"Hopefully in months and years to come more and more potential answers ... are going to come to fruition and maybe help Alysia in the future."

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