NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Cambridge, Genomics England, and Illumina plan to sequence 10,000 whole genomes of children and adults with rare genetic diseases over three years, the organizations said today.

Under the study, called the Rare Diseases Genomes Project, researchers at the University of Cambridge will work with a team at Illumina led by Chief Scientist David Bentley to develop a workflow and processes for bringing routine clinical whole-genome sequencing to patients. Illumina will contribute the sequencing data using its own technology.

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