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100,000 Genomes Project: Gaynor’s Story

Gaynor Allen, aged 55 from Oxfordshire, is taking part in the 100,000 Genomes Project.

Here she explains how she got involved:

I have always been a keen sportswoman and lead a very healthy and active lifestyle; I run, cycle and swim many miles as well as playing badminton regularly. However, we can never predict what is around the corner and my world was blown apart when I was diagnosed with bowel cancer at the relatively young age of 54. Following surgery, I was offered genetic testing in Oxford and, subsequently, the opportunity to participate in the 100,000 Genomes Project……..

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