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Europe Data Protection Digest | NHS to offer DNA sequencing in exchange for data sharing Related reading: Swire: 'Schrems II' ruling could have unintended consequences


The National Health Service will begin offering patients an opportunity to have their DNA sequenced if they agree to share their information with Genomic England, The Innovation Enterprise reports. Genomic England, which is owned by the Department of Health, has raised its participant target to include 1 million whole genomes sequenced in the next five years. In exchange, those who consent will obtain a report that details susceptibility to genetic diseases. Some have raised concerns that adding a stipulation to an NHS service that is generally free to patients could create a tiered delivery system. 
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