Sunday September 20, 2020

Brexit chaos buries news of 'transformative' UK science success

This week, the five-year old UK 100,000 Genome Project finally reached its massive target of mapping 100,000 genomes. And, remarkably, the project is on time and on budget

6th December, 2018
Genome project focused on rare diseases and cancers. Pic: Getty

In a small irony, this was one of David Cameron’s dream projects from 2012; he wanted the UK to be a world leader in genome sequencing, much as he wanted the UK to resolve its ambiguous position in relation to its membership of the EU. Well, you can’t win them all. Perhaps it was the science that was its passport to success; not enough people to meddle in it!

And the science...

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