Nov 092019
 
 November 9, 2019  Posted by  Featured News, Healthcare, Non-U.S.

I realize that there are people who will cheer this or support this approach in the U.K., but I think I’m feeling sick reading this news report that Joe Cadillic sent over.

Laura Donnelly reports:

All children will be able to receive whole genome sequencing at birth, under ambitions laid out by the Health Secretary.

Matt Hancock said that in future, the tests would be routinely offered, alongside standard checks on newborns, in order to map out the risk of genetic diseases, and offer “predictive, personalised” care.

Ministers have already promised that such tests will be offered to all children diagnosed with cancer by the end of this year.

The same steps are planned for adults with certain rare diseases and hard-to-treat cancers, with ambitions to sequence 5 million genomes in the UK within five years.

Read more on The Telegraph.

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