DNA Database Plan to roll out in next few Years

DNA Database Plan to roll out in next few YearsIn order to fasten the level of treatments being provided to patients, government has decided to come up with a DNA database within next three to five years. The database will be having DNA sample of patients suffering from cancer as well other chronic disease.

In order to actualize the plan, the government has quoted the price of the project to be around £100 million and it is said to be one of its kind. The project, which will see DNA code sequencing of 100,000 patients, is not being liked by a number of experts.

For them, the plan is to put private details into public. But, Cameron is of different opinion; he was of the view, "By unlocking the power of DNA data, the NHS will lead the global race for better tests, better drugs and above all better care".

While providing details of the project, Cameron said that some of the money will be also be used to train genetic scientists. Data creation and handling the same are said to be some other tasks for which medical officers will be trained.

Dame Sally Davies, who is the chief medical officer, said that the funding they have received to carry out the project is appropriate to carry out the genetic sequencing of three billion DNA pieces.

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