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Today: Launch of 'extraordinary' DNA project

December 22nd, 2014

Episode 64 of 1273 episodes

The 100,000 Genomes Project was launched today at eleven centres across the country. It aims to sequence the DNA of patients suffering from a range of cancers and rare diseases, and to cross reference that data in order to identify the possible cause. Today's John Humphrys spoke to Sophie Lewis, who has a rare heart condition and is part of the project, and Greame Black, Professor of Genetics and Ophthalmology at the University of Manchester.