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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. "
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Resident Evil 5 Dev Talks Demo Feedback 114

MTV's Multiplayer blog sat down with Jun Takeuchi, producer for Capcom's Resident Evil 5, about the feedback they've gotten from the game's demo, which has been downloaded over 4 million times. He comments on the changed control scheme, which has generated a lot of discussion and criticism, by suggesting that their decision will become clear once the full game is out. "We understand that there are many people who want to run and shoot at the same time, but it's not the right alignment for the game." He also says the finished game will have shorter loading times, and he briefly discusses the media-fueled race controversy over the fact that Africa's zombies have dark skin. Takeuchi says, "People will be able to play the game and see what it is for themselves." Kotaku recently ran a preview of Resident Evil 5.

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