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Open for Research

Beginning this month, the UK's National Health Service will open up all patient records in its system for medical research, The Guardian reports.

Under this model, all patients enrolled in the NHS system — around 52 million people — "will become a research subject by default, their anonymized records being made available for study, unless they opt out," The Guardian says.

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