Thursday, December 6, 2018

Faster diagnosis from 'transformational' gene project

Scientists in Cambridge have completed the world's largest gene sequencing project in healthcare - which brings hope of better understanding of diseases and faster diagnosis. 
People with rare diseases, their family members and cancer patients took part.
Genomics England described the project as "transformational in what it means to society and humanity".
One in four participants with rare diseases received a diagnosis for the first time.
Until now, parents of children with rare genetic conditions typically spent years trying to find out the cause.
The 100,000 Genomes Project has ended this "diagnostic odyssey" for many families, and in some cases, led to effective treatments.

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