£6.8m genetic medicine plan for targeted treatment (via BBC Wales News)

£6.8m genetic medicine plan for targeted treatment

Patients in Wales will benefit from stronger services and more expertise in genetic medicine, under a new strategy.
The £6.8m plan has been designed to ensure Wales is able to offer treatment plans revolutionised by better understanding of human DNA.
It is hoped patients will have faster access to genetic tests and targeted treatment could be offered.
There have been warnings the Welsh NHS risks being left behind unless these services were developed.
Humans have about 20,000 genes - bits of DNA code or instructions that control how our bodies work - but tiny errors in the code can lead to a range of different illnesses.

Read more at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-40509516