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U.K. becomes the first to sequence 100,000 whole human genomes at scale for healthcare, opening up new opportunities for precision medicine

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December 06, 2018
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The U.K. has become the first nation in the world to sequence 100,000 human genomes at scale for healthcare, in partnership with Illumina. The 100,000 Genomes Project has already benefited patients by identifying rare genetic mutations in children that are otherwise difficult to diagnose by standard tests, allowing timely and effective interventions that save lives. Business opportunities clearly exist in public-private partnerships, as this success story with Illumina and the U.K. illustrates. This development will spur other global precision medicine initiatives, offering similar business opportunities for clients. Precision medicine is in Lux's 19 for 2019; clients should consider public-private partnership as a market access strategy.

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