NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – UK Prime Minster David Cameron today unveiled a £311 million ($523 million) investment package that includes a partnership between Genomics England and Illumina and will fund its national genome sequencing initiative, the 100,000 Genomes Project.

The UK created Genomics England as a company wholly owned by the Department of Health to oversee its effort to sequence and analyze the genomes of 100,000 people, a project that aims to advance the larger goal of integrating genomic medicine into the National Health Service.

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