UK Cancer Body, Genomics England Partner on Patient, Tumor Sequencing Effort | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Two UK government research bodies will partner to sequence the genomes of 3,000 cancer patients and their tumors, according to UK Prime Minister David Cameron.

Cameron unveiled the plan this past weekend in connection with his announcement that the government is providing a large funding boost of £400 million ($650 million) to support the Cancer Drugs Fund, which pays for cancer treatments for patients.

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