Olympic anti doping lab to become research facility

The Telegraph has reported that the Olympics anti-doping laboratory  is to be developed after the Games into what officials say will be a world-class research facility that could help revolutionise healthcare.

The lab was provided and equipped by GlaxoSmithKline to carry out more than 6,000 drug tests during the London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

After the games, the London 2012 drug testing laboratories in Harlow, Essex, will become the world’s first “Phenome Centre”, where experts will explore how different people respond to particular diseases and treatments, David Cameron will say.

The £10 million project is aimed at discovering the biological reasons why some people are more vulnerable to particular diseases than others, and why some drugs are only effective in certain patients.  It is hoped that it will help find treatments for conditions like dementia and obesity.

 

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