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England’s top Chief Medical Officer has called for routine DNA testing to become standard on the NHS in a bid to improve patient care. Professor Dame Sally Davies has said she wants to see whole genome screening (WGS) utilised in a manner similar to blood testing or biopsies so that treatments can be personalised and unnecessary therapies avoided.
"I want the NHS across the whole breadth to be offering genomic medicine - that means diagnosis of our genes - to patients where they can possibly benefit," her annual report reads.
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