UK to allocate £5 billion to pilot genome sequencing 100,000 newborns testing for 200 conditions

As part of the [£5 billion pound] package, Genomics England will receive funding to support new initiatives, such as ‘Generation Genome,’ a national pilot of 100,000 newborns to use genome sequencing to detect rare diseases. The new technology will enable doctors to detect over 200 conditions compared to existing tests which can just identify nine – potentially saving 3,000 babies per year.

UK chancellor’s October budget 2021