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UK to lead the world in the fight against cancer and rare diseases

The UK is set to become the world leader in ground-breaking genetic research into cancer and rare diseases, which will transform how diseases are diagnosed and treated, thanks to £300 million of investment, the prime minister has announced.

The four year project will allow scientists to do pioneering new research to decode 100,000 human genomes – a patient’s personal DNA code.

The landmark project is on a scale not seen anywhere else in the world and is part of the prime minister’s commitment to ensure the NHS as well as the UK’s research and life science sector is at the forefront of global advances in modern medicine.