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Government wants more progress on genetic research

The health and social care secretary is setting more ambitious targets for the UK’s genome sequencing research programme. Matt Hancock wants to see 5m genomes mapped over the next five years.

The data from the programme is expected to result in new tests and treatments for cancer and rare diseases.

The NHS Genomic Medicine Service will expand the existing 100,000 genomes project.