Genes of patients mapped by NHS for first time


An NHS hospital has begun decoding all the genes of individual patients, 10 years after the first human genome sequence was published.

London's Royal Brompton Hospital said the project would give doctors a better understanding of the inherited factors that help trigger heart disease.

The research involves sequencing all 22,000 genes found in the human genome in 10,000 patients.

The BBC's Fergus Walsh is the first person to have all their genes sequenced under the NHS.

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