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Submission + - Gene Mapping to be offered on the NHS

Ravenscroftj writes: A complete coincidence with the 1000 Genomes Project Test Data Release; the NHS, the body that runs the UK's public health service, have started mapping Genomes on individual patients in search of per-patient cures. This is needless to say, a free service to UK citizens. According to the BBC News website, "London's Royal Brompton Hospital said the project would give doctors a better understanding of the inherited factors that help trigger heart disease... In all 10,000 patients will have their genes sequenced at the Royal Brompton Hospital, which specialises in the treatment of heart and lung conditions, over the next 10 years. "

First Photos From the European Solar Decathlon 26

An anonymous reader writes "The 2010 Solar Decathlon Europe kicked off today in Madrid, Spain, with a stunning array of solar-powered prefab homes. Seventeen teams from around the globe are battling it out in the center of the city to see who has the most efficient solar-powered and eco-friendly house. Just as in the competition in Washington DC, the teams will be graded on minimal energy use, innovative architecture and engineering, sustainability, and more. Check out these exclusive photos from the event for a first look at the most exciting houses in this year's competition."

What this country needs is a good five cent ANYTHING!