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DNA tests to revolutionise fight against cancer and help 100,000 NHS patients

Life Sciences Strategy report shows UK has generated more than £1bn on industry and private sector investment within 12 months.

Prime Minister David Cameron will today announce plans to transform cancer treatment in England with new proposals to introduce high-tech DNA mapping for cancer patients and those with rare diseases, within the NHS.

The UK will be the first country in the world to introduce the technology within a mainstream health system, with up to 100,000 patients over three to five years having their whole genome – their personal DNA code –sequenced.

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