The 100,000 Genomes Project announced today aims to map 100,000 complete DNA code sequences - the scale of which has never been attempted before.
- About 75,000 patients with cancer and rare diseases, plus their close relatives, will have their whole genetic codes, aka genomes, sequenced
- Cancer patients will have the DNA of both healthy and tumour cells mapped, creating 100,000 DNA code sequences in total
- Scientists hope the project will be pivotal to the development of future personalised treatments based on genetics, revolutionising medicine
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