First Things First

As the UK's National Health Service takes on a £100 million initiative to sequence about 100,000 people, it has a number of questions to answer and challenges to overcome, writes Caroline Wright at Genomes Unzipped. The most pressing one, she adds, "will be to implement genomic knowledge in the clinic."

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