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Every human 'could get their own genome sequence'

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Scientists expect to find all the abnormal genes which cause cancer, within the next decade.

Some of the leading research in this field is being undertaken by the Wellcome Trust's Sanger Institute, which is sequencing two genomes a day.

The new director of the institute, Professor Mike Stratton, explains what the genome research means for the treatment of life-threatening diseases.


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