NHS to Offer Paid-For DNA Tests if Patients Share Data
January 28, 2019
(BBC) – People in England will be able to pay the NHS to sequence their genes on condition they share their data. Those taking part in the planned scheme will be given a health report which can predict the risk of developing conditions like cancer or Alzheimer’s. Health Secretary Matt Hancock says it will help develop treatments “that will benefit everyone in the future”. But concerns have been raised over the plans by the chairwoman of the British Society for Genetic Medicine.