Cancer patients should be routinely offered DNA tests to help select the best treatments for them, according to England’s chief medical officer.Prof Dame Sally Davies says in her annual report that the NHS must deliver her “genomic dream” within five years.Over 31,000 NHS patients, including some with cancer, have already had their entire genetic code sequenced.Dame Sally wants whole genome sequencing (WGS) to become as standard as blood tests and biopsies.

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