A project aiming to revolutionise medicine by unlocking the secrets of DNA is under way in centres across England, reports [s]BBC News[/s]. The first genetic codes of people with cancer or rare diseases, out of a target of 100,000, have been sequenced. Experts believe it will lead to targeted therapies and could make chemotherapy ‘a thing of the past’. University scientists and drug companies, who will be allowed to access the data for their research, say that understanding DNA will soon play a role in every aspect of medicine from cancer to cardiology.
[link url=http://www.bbc.com/news/health-28488313]Full BBC News report[/link]