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
More top news
The former reality TV star will follow in the footsteps of Abraham Lincoln and John F Kennedy when he takes his oath later on Friday.
The President-elect's comments on Twitter will come under even closer scrutiny when he takes office on Friday.
Cold, quiet and calm