NHS hospital to trial genetic analysis for blood pressure patients

By | May 15, 2019

Volunteers will be sought at a blood pressure clinic

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A hundred people undergoing treatment at a UK hospital are to get their DNA analysed in a pioneering trial.

Around 85,000 people with rare disorders in the UK have already had their genomes sequenced through the National Health Service as part of the 100,000 Genomes Project. Now, University College Hospital in London plans to invite around 100 people attending its blood pressure clinic to undergo genetic analysis.

The trial aims to test how useful such analysis might be in a busy, hospital environment, …

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