Genomics England, with the consent of participants and the support of the public, is creating a lasting legacy for patients, the NHS and the UK economy through the sequencing of 100,000 genomes: the 100,000 Genomes Project.
Genomics England was set up by the Department of Health to deliver the 100,000 Genomes Project. Initially the focus will be on rare disease, cancer and infectious disease. The project is currently in its pilot phase and will be completed by the end of 2017.
Genomic Medicine Needs You – Do You Need Genomic Medicine?
An evening event organised by the Progress Educational Trust (PET) in partnership with Genomics England. This event will explore what the 100,000 Genomes Project has to offer patients, and what patients have to offer the 100,000 Genomes Project. It will give you an opportunity to put questions and comments to Sir John Chisholm and others involved in the project, and to hear a range of contrasting views on the ethical and practical issues raised.
Thursday 16 October 2014, 6.30-8pm
What is genomics?
Our Head of Engagement, Vivienne Parry, explains more about genomics in this film courtesy of our partners at Health Education England.