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£15m initiative puts Scotland at forefront of gene-led healthcare

The Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow are to partner with Illumina in a genomics revolution that is set to transform healthcare: January 2015

A major investment in gene sequencing technology will secure Scotland’s place as a world leader in a genomics revolution that is set to transform healthcare.

The initiative will enable scientists and clinicians to access equipment that can decode the entire genetic make-up of a person for less than £750.

The Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow are to partner with Illumina, the global leader in sequencing and genomics, in the £15 million project.

The investment will establish The Scottish Genomes Partnership, which will install 15 state-of-the-art HiSeq X sequencing instruments divided between two hubs within the Universities.

Read more in the University’s press release.