100,000 patients’ DNAs

The British government has announced to analyze DNA codes of up to 100,000 people and to use their genetic information in treatment and studies of cancer and rare diseases. They will be the first country in the world to use DNA codes in the mainstream of the health service. As a doctor and a researcher using DNA codes to develop novel therapies for Wolfram Syndrome and Type 1 Diabetes, this is great news. At the same time, because I am based in the US, I strongly feel that we should do this for our patients in the US. Our NIH is moving into this direction, and we should help them accelerate the process to help our patients and decrease human suffering.

Thank you so much for reading this blog. I appreciate that many patients volunteer to help us develop novel treatments. I cannot thank you enough.

Kindest regards,

Fumi Urano